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Maryland Alumni Dinner 
Will Honor Servicemen 

A Maryland Alumni dinner in honor of 
graduates participating in the war effort will 
be held at 7 p. in. Tuesday, June 27, in 
the University dining hall. Maryland men 
who have distinguished themselves in the 
service will be present to relate their ex- 

All alumni and their wives or husbands 
will be guests of the University, and all 
men back from the war fronts are especially 
invited. Commencement exercises for the 
June graduating class will be held the fol- 
lowing morning, and members of this group 
also have been invited to attend. 

A special committee headed by Dr. T. 
B. Symons, '02, and including Robert M. 
Watkins, '23, Dr. E. N. Cory, '09, and 
Miss Marie Mount, is in charge of arrange- 
ments. An outstanding speaker is expected 
to address the gathering, and musical se- 
lections will be presented under the di- 
rection of Dr. Harlan Randall. 

Visiting alumni have been extended an 
invitation to attend the informal June Ball 
Tuesday night, and stay over for the com- 
mencement exercises on Wednesday. 

The following messages were written by 
Mr. Watkins, president of the Maryland 
Alumni Association, and Dr. Cory, secre- 
tary of the "M" Club: 

"To Fellow Alumni: 

"President Byrd and the administrative 
officials of the University have generously 
offered to play host to the alumni on Tues- 
day evening, June 2~. at 7 o'clock in the 
Dining Hall. 

"Dr. Symons and his committee are ar- 
ranging a party that portends to be signifi- 
cant in the University's history. Our role 
in the program will center around our 
Maryland men and women who have been 
in various theaters of action. They will tell 
poignant stories of Maryland spirit in the 
great war. 

"Please try to be present to honor these 
gallant Marylanders. 


"R. M. Watkins, 

"President, Alumni Assn." 

" \1' Members: 

"Let's turn out for the great dinner on 
the 27th in honor of the boys in the armed 
services. Try to locate younger men who 
may be stationed nearby. We are hoping 
to have all 'M' Club members within rea- 
sonable limits of the University attend. 

"We can make this a great occasion. 
"E. N. Cory, 
"Secretary, 'M' Club." 


Joseph D. Caldera, '31 has been pro- 
moted to full colonel in the U.S.A.A.F. 
He was pilot of the first Flying Fortress 
to land on Guadalcanal. Colonel Caldera 
has participated in many hazardous mis- 
sions against the Japanese. 

Charles Ksanda, '43, and Audrey Jean 
Durland were married April 5 in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Mr. Ksanda was a member 
of Phi Gamma Phi, Omicron Delta Kap- 
pa, and Pi Delta Epsilon, honorary journal- 
ism fraternity. He is now employed as a 
physicist for the Navy. 

Capt. Curtis Beetham, '37, dental offi- 
cer at Courtland Army Air Field, Court- 
land, Ala., has been promoted to that rank 
from first lieutenant. Captain Beetham was 
commissioned an officer in the Dental 
Corps in January, 1943. 

Ensign Joseph H. Bennett, '38, is in the 
U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, and is sta- 
tioned at Headquarters. He does design 
work on new ships for the Naval Engineer- 
ing Division, and has had his present rank 
since August 5, 1943, when he was sworn 

Jack Brown, '39, is now a full lieuten- 
ant in the Navy. He is stationed in New 
York City. He and his wife have a son, 
John III, 1 year old. 

Al Dieffenbach, '40, has been promoted 
to the rank of major in the U. S. Army 
Air Forces, and is stationed with the In- 
structors' Indoctrination Unit at the Army 
Air Base, Galveston, Texas. A son, Albert 
Woodson Dieffenbach, Jr. was born to 
him and his wife, Ginny, on May 16. 

The promotion of William Seitz, '42, 
from grade of corporal to sergeant was an- 
nounced recently in England by the head- 
quarters of his Ninth Air Force Service 
Command Squadron. Sergeant Seitz is a 
classification specialist. He is a member of 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith have be- 
come the parents of a baby boy, Barry 
Chapin Smith. Mrs. Smith is the former 
Mildred Chapin, '36, and Mr. Smith was 
graduated in 1937. He is working with the 
American Airlines in Washington, D. C. 


Dedicated to Maryland men in the 
armed services, a colorful May Day festival 
was presented by junior women at the Uni- 
versity on May 31. Highlight of the pro 
gram was the crowning of the Queen of the 
May, Marilyn Henderson, by President II. 
C. Byrd. 

Following the traditional May Pole 
dance. Mortar Board, national women's 
honorary, tapped seven girls for member- 
ship. Dances were staged by the Women's 
Physical Education Department, and music 
was furnished by the University Orchestra 
and the Women's Chorus. 

Children whose parents are graduates of 
the University were crown bearer, flower 
girls, and train bearers. They were, respec- 
tively, George Tydings, Man- Patricia 
Cobey and Nancy Ann Nystrom, and Eliz- 
abeth Ann Gifford and Gertrude Truitt. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 1 

June, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
RAYMOND W. WILD - - - Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

DFC Is Won 
By McGregor 

Capt. James A. McGregor, '40, a Liber- 
ator Group Operations officer of the Eighth 
AAF in England, has received the Distin 
guished Flying Cross for extraordinary 
achievement as a lead pilot on a mission to 

His citation read: "Lor extraordinary 
achievement while piloting the lead air- 
craft of a combat wing formation oxer 
Germain. The target on llus occasion was 
a high priority industrial unit deep in the 
interior of enemy territory. Though enemy 
aircraft made persistent and vicious frontal 
attacks in an attempt to scatter the bomb 
ers. Captain McGregor kept the wing 
formation intact and maneuvered it to the 
assigned objective. The courage, cool judg- 
ment and skillful airmanship displayed by 
Captain McGregor contributed materially 
to the destruction of this target." 

Pilot of the Liberator "Mac's Sack," 
Captain McGregor has flown on 12 mis- 
sions. Captain McGregor had previous mil- 
itary training in the ROTC at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland. 


Capt. Leonard T. Schroeder, '41, may 
have been the first Allied soldier to go 
ashore during the invasion of France, 
according to a dispatch from B. J. Mc- 
Quaid of the Chicago Daily News for- 
eign service. The dispatch said that 
Captain Schroeder and members of his 
infantry company were in the first boat 
to touch shore in the assault area be- 
tween Cherbourg and Le Havre. 

Lt. Wyatt Kennon 
Killed in Action 

Lieut. Wyatt Stan Kennon, student at 
the University of Maryland in 1933-37, 
was killed in action on a raid on Kiel, Ger- 
many, on Ma>' 14, 1943, the War Depart- 
ment has notified his mother, Mrs. Jennie 
N. Walker, of Washington, D. C. He pre- 
viously had been reported missing in action. 

Lieutenant Kennon attended high school 
in Newport News, Va., and after gradua- 
tion moved to Takoma Park, D. C. Dur- 
ing his time as a student at the University, 
he was a sports writer for the Diamondbaclc, 
and was enrolled in the College of Arts 
and Sciences. He later attended the Rich- 
mond Professional Institute. 

Before entering the Army Air Forces 
on November 7, 1941, he was a sports 
writer for the Newport News Times- 
Herald and the Richmond News Leader. 

John W. Scott 
Leads Marines 

Marine Lieut. Col. John W. Scott Jr., 
'33, has arrived at Cape Gloucester, New- 
Britain, to take command of a Leatherneck 
combat unit. 

Although this is Colon] Scott's first com- 
bat command, he is no stranger to the war. 
\\ hen the British landed at Salerno. I tab. 
in one of the largest amphibious opera- 
tions of all time last September, he went 
ashore with the first wave as an official 
Marine observer and remained on the hotly 
contested beachhead for four days before 
returning to Africa and England, via Sicily. 

Previously Colonel Scott had served at 
Palermo, Sicily, with Gen. George S. Pat- 
ton's Seventh Army. 

Colonel Scott was called to active service 
in 1940 with the Sixth Reserve Battalion 
of Philadelphia. For some time he de- 
voted himself to intelligence work at Mar- 
ine Corps Headquarters in Washington, 
D. C. 

Colonel Scott and his wife are the par- 
ents of two children, Janey. 6, and Judy, 4. 
In civilian life he was a member of the 
printing firm of Allen, Lane and Scott, in 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

Christhilf in Utah 

Major John Christhilf. '36. who starred 
in lacrosse while attending the University, 
is stationed with the AAF Overseas Re- 
placement Depot No. 2, according to an 
announcement from Kcarns. Utah, site of 
the depot. 

Major Christhilf was a member of the 
All American lacrosse team that partici- 
pated in the International Lilly Cup Seiics 
with Canada in 1936. 

Ireland Gets 
5 Jap Planes 

\l.ii me \1 ijoi Julius \\ Iul.m 
recently returned to the Marine ( orps Kit 
Depol it \ln. mi. ii. ( '.il . followini 
.is a fighter pilol with the Leather) 
\\ alee Wenger" squadron in tin Smith 
I'.u ifi< 1 le is credited w it 1 1 G / ind 
two "probables." 

\\ Ink partii ip.itmg in 65 mi 
against tin Japanese, he- operated from 

basis mi Bougainville and the Russell and 

Green Islands. He is credited with a total 
of 3s bomb< i is uit and Sghl ps in 

the New Britain an i 

\s a division leader. Majoi Ireland shot 

down all five of his Zeros in aerial combal 
over Rabaul last January while protecting 
dive and torpedo bombers raiding a\i 
dromes and shipping in Simpson Harbor. 
His greatest achievement occurred when 
he intercepted and destroyed three /.ems 
in a single raid. 

Although Ins plane was riddled twice by 
bullets and once l>v ack-acl< from coastal 
guns at Kavieng on New Inland, he man 
aged to nurse his crippled Corsaii to a 
home base. 

Woodward Given 
The Bronze Star 

Lieut. Charles W. Woodward, Jr . son 
of Judge and Mrs. Charles W. Woodward 
of Rockville. Md.. has received the Bronze 
Star for meritorious service with the Fifth 
Army in Italy. The award was presented by 
Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Keves. commander of 
a Fifth Army formation. 

Lieutenant Woodward received his Bach- 
elor of Arts degree from the University of 
Maryland in 1941. He is a member of Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity. 

In June 1942. he was graduated from 
Officers' Candidate School at Fort Sill, 
Okla.. in Field Artillery. 

He married Miss Man Patrick of Fort 
Smith. Ark., in May. 1943. In August of 
that year, he was sent to North Africa. 

Since October. 1943, Lieutenant \\ ood 
ward has been serving with the Fifth Army 
in Italy. 

Mulligan Gets Cluster 

Capt. Walter Mulligan. 1937-41, has 
received the Oak Leaf (."luster to the Air 
Medal for "courage, coolness and skill dis 
played during additional combat mis 
sions" since being awarded the Air Medal. 

Captain Mulligan is flight commander 
at a 1 5th AAF B-24 Liberator base in Italy. 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Capt. Alton L. Sanford. '36. is stationed 
somewhere in the Central Pacific. He took 
part in the occupation of Kiska and from 
there went directly to I lawaii where he has 
been "off and on" ever since. The principal 
"off" period he writes, was spent kicking 
the Japs off Kwajalcin. Captain Sanford 
was married to Elizabeth Stewert shortly 
after he was called to active duty. She and 
a daughter. Nancy, are living in Chevy 
Chase, Md. 

Back from 50 missions over enemy-oc- 
cupied Europe, where he dropped bombs 
on targets in Germany, France, Italy, Aus- 
tria, and Bulgaria, is Capt. Ralph Smith, 
an Engineering student at the University of 
Maryland before enlisting in 1942. Follow- 
ing the raid on Monte Cassino Captain 
Smith was awarded the Purple Heart. 

Lieut. Israel Leites, a student at the 
University of Maryland in 1940-41, was 
killed in action Feb. 29, in Italy, the War 
Department has informed his parents. Lieu- 
tenant Leites, 25, a member of an in- 
fantry division, was ordered overseas in 
January and had been in Italy only a few 
weeks when he was killed. 

Lieut. Irving M. Day Jr., '41'42, who 
was reported missing in action over Aus- 
tria April 11, is a prisoner of war, his 
parents have been notified. A bombardier 
of a B-24 Liberator, Lieutenant Day had 
completed over 25 missions before he was 
reported missing. He has been overseas 
since December, 1943. 

Capt. Ned H. Oakley, '35-'40, is Sta- 
tioned with the Army somewhere in the 
Pacific. He writes that his sojourns have 
taken him everywhere from the Hawaiian 
Islands to New Britain. 

Donald W. Brundage, '42-'43, has been 
named squad leader with the Marine de- 
tachment of the Navy V-12 Unit at Col- 
gate University where he has been in 
training since last July. 

D. G. Waters, '24, is a senior officer in 
the U. S. prison service at Alcatraz, Cal. He 
was a member of Sigma Nu social frater- 
nity while at Maryland. 

A daughter was born Nov. 22, 1943, in 
Los Angeles, Cal., to Major Elgin W. 
Scott Jr., and Mrs. Scott, the former 
Frances Moskey. '37-'38. The baby was 
named Frances Jean Scott. Major Scott was 
graduated from the University in 1939. 

Lieut. Harrison Lee, '43 is an intelli- 
gence officer with the U. S. Army in India. 

Morris Guerrant, '42'43, is a second 
lieutenant at Fort Meade, Md. He is sta- 



Second Lieut. Beverley Ladd, '43, received 
her commission in the Marine Corps Wo- 
men's Reserve at Camp Lejenne, N. C., 
after completing a training course for mem- 
bers of the lAth Officer Candidates Class. 

tioned with the paratroopers there. 

Elaine Danforth Harmon, '40, is sta- 
tioned at Avenger Field, Texas, where she 
is a member of the 314th AAFFTD. Her 
husband. Robert Harmon, '41, is in the 

Louis Chandler Hedrich, '43-'44, has 
been graduated from Colgate University 
Naval Flight Preparatory School. He will 
receive his first flight instruction at the 
University of South Carolina, where he will 
take the War Training Service course. 

Jerry Hardy, '39, is now attending 
AAF OCS in San Antonio, Texas. 

Bob Newman, '37, is a captain in the 
Army Signal Corps and has been on duty 
in Africa for the past year. 

Pyke Johnson, '37, a lieutenant (j.g.) 
USNR. is assigned to duty in the office of 
Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, 
D. C. 

Lieut. Tom Birmingham, '33-'37, re- 
cently was married to Barbara Giles Bassett, 
of Washington, D. C. Lieutenant Birming- 
ham was a Phi Delta Theta, and is now 
stationed at Fort Knox. Ky. 

Capt. Robert L. Wiley, former student 
at the University of Maryland, Baltimore 
branch, recently returned from service out- 
side the continental United States and is 

being processed through the Army Air 
Forces Redistribution Station No. 2 in 
Miami Beach, Fla., where his next assign- 
ment will be recommended. Captain Wiley 
served 1 1 months in the European theater 
as an airplane technician supply officer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs Myers, '30, an- 
nounce the arrival of a son, Richard Gibbs 
Myers, on May 24. The baby weighed 6 
pounds, 14 ounces. The Myers live at 100 
Elm Avenue, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Pvt. David R. Batson, 23 -year -old 
Washington boy who lost his left leg in 
fighting at Faid Pass, was one of the Amer- 
ican soldiers repatriated from Germany 
aboard the Swedish liner Gripsholm. Bat- 
son was in his junior year at the University 
of Maryland when he joined the Army in 
February, 1942; went overseas in October 
of that year; and after his capture at Faid 
Pass, was a prisoner in Bari, Italy. Later he 
was moved to the northern part of that 
country and finally taken into Germany. 

Lieut. Al B. Rice, '41 was wounded in 
fighting in Italy. He is now at the 2628th 
Hospital Section. APO 698, c/o Post- 
master New York City. 

Ruth Walton, '43, is working for Wood- 
ward and Lothrop Outfitting Service in 
Washington, D. C. 

A son was born to Capt. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam Allison Fuller of Cocoa, Fla., on May 
20. Mrs. Fuller is the former Mary Taylor, 
'36, a member of Alpha Xi Delta. 

Seymour D. Wolf, '42, is a lieutenant 
(j.g.) in the Navy, and is stationed at the 
Philadelphia Navy Yard. He was married 
last October to Barbara Krupsaw, '46, 
and their address is 7128 Seaford Road, 
Upper Darby, Pa. 

Announcement has been made of the 
promotion of Henry Sokolski from first 
lieutenant to captain in the 8th Army Air 
Force, England. Captain Sokolski joined 
the service on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after 
Pearl Harbor, and received his commission 
at Scott Field, 111., Nov. 28, 1942. He has 
been with a Liberator group since its ac- 
tivation at Tucson, Ariz., over a year ago. 
This group has been active in three the- 
aters of the war — Middle East, North 
Africa, and the European theater, and has 
been cited by the War Department for low 
level flying over Rumania. Captain Sokol- 
ski is chief communications officer. 

Dan Drake, '36, a lieutenant (j.g.) in 
the U. S. Naval Reserve, is serving on the 
USS Henry T. Allen. His wife, Miriam L. 
Drake, works for the War Department. 

R. T. Slaby, husband of Lillian Drake 
Slaby, '35, is ;i lieutenant (j.g.) in the 
Navy Supply Corps. Mrs. Slain writes thai 
they have another child, Patricia Ann, 
now 1 Vi years old. They live in Silver 
Spring, Mil. 

Lieut, (j.g.) Harvey Webster, USNR, 
'42, is now a machine gun officer on a new 
destroyer, the USS McCalla. 

Col. Charles Herbert Karlstad, Chief of 
Staff, 22nd Corps, and Mrs Karlstad, an- 
nounce the engagement of their daughter, 
Celeste Hale Karlstad, '42, to Major 
Frederick R. Krug, U. S. Army. Miss Karl 
stad was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Cam- 
ma social sorority. Major Krug received his 
Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the 
University in 1939, and is a member of Psi 
Omega social fraternity. 'The wedding was 
to be solemnized at Camp Campbell, K\ , 
in June. 

Lieut. Walter O. Koehler, '43, and his 
wife, also a Maryland graduate, have moved 
to Washington, D. C, where Lieutenant 
Koehler will be stationed. 

Helen Bradley Lang, '34, recently was 
elected president of the Washington Alum 
nac Association of Mortar Board for the 
coming year. She served as secretary this 
year and as treasurer of the Washington 
Alumnae Association of Kappa Delta. \ 
second child, Carol Mae. was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Lang on Jan. 2 of this year. John 
Bradley Lang is 4V2 years old. 

Robert M. Watkins, '25, president of 
the Prince Georges County Chamber of 
Commerce, has been appointed to head the 
Fifth War Loan campaign in his county. 

Libby Powers, '41, has joined the Wo- 
men's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP's) 
and is now training with the 318th 
AAFFTD at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, 
Texas. She was president of Alpha Omicron 
Pi sorority, member of Mortar Board, and 
secretary of the Senior Class. 

Lieut. Daniel U. Boothe, '44, is now sta 
tioned at Camp Butler, N. C, with the 
combat engineers following his graduation 
from OCS at Fort Belvoir, Va. Lieutenant 
Boothe is married to the former Marion 
Beck, '43. Mrs. Boothe was president of 
the Home Economics Club and a member 
of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Lieutenant 
Boothe was president of Sigma Nu frater- 
nity and a member of the football and bas- 
ketball teams. 

Bob Walton, '38, is now a lieutenant 
colonel in the Army, and is stationed at 
Indiantown Gap, Pa. 

Pelham Walton, '35, is a first lieuten- 
ant in the Army and is stationed in Eng- 
land. He and Anson Biggs, '43, had din- 
ner together in England a short time ago. 

Hugh Walton, '42, is a first lieutenant 
in the Army Transportation Corps, and has 
no permanent address. 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

Dr. James Burch Joyce, ~2. died Maj 
21 in Baltimore. Dr. Joyce was a graduate 

of St. Johns College and the University of 
Maryland. Baltimore branch. He retired 
from practice a number ol years ago 

Dr. Franklin Byers Bomberger, '94, 
coordinator of marketing work .it the Uni 
versitj ol Maryland and one of the pioneers 
of Maryland cooperative marketing, died in 

a Washington hospital May IS. lie became 
professor of English and Physics at the 
University in 1900 and held that position 
until L914; from that year until 1917 he 
was professor of Political Science and His- 
tory; from 191" to 1931) he was assistant 
director of the University of Mankind 
Extension Service. lie was 68 years old. 

Major John W. Firor Jr., 'OS, was re- 
tired from the Army as of June 22, 1944, 
owing to physical disability, and will return 
to the University of Georgia from which 
he was granted a leave of absence to enter 
the Army in 1942. Major P'iror had a long 
and varied military career. He is now head 
of the Department of Agricultural Eco- 
nomics and Rural Sociology at Georgia. 

William Brosius, '40, has been pro- 
moted from first lieutenant to captain, it 
was announced recently by headquarters of 
the "Red Raiders", heavy bomber unit of 
the Fifth Air Force. Captain Brosius is a 
member of Alpha Gamma Rho and was 
graduated from the University with hon- 

Lieut. John W. Long, '38, has been as- 
signed to the Cleveland Ordnance District 
by the Army Service Forces. Lieutenant 
Long lives at Shaker Heights, Ohio, and 
expects to be joined soon by his wife and 
14-month-old daughter. 

Pvt. Frank White Jr., '43, has received 
the Purple Heart for wounds received in 
action on the Italian front. After gradua- 
tion from the University, he entered the 
Infantry and has been overseas since last 
August in Africa and Italy. 

Walter J. Aring, "40'43. received a 
commission as ensign in the U. S. Naval 
Reserve at the Naval Academy at Annap- 
olis, Md., on April 26. Before completing 

in I ngineering course at the University 

Maryland, he enlisted in the \ i\ i] 

and received his prc-midshipman training 

it Cornell Universitj .md at Portsmouth, 

\ i lit is now attending the ( .< rj< ral 

Motois Institute ol technolog; it Flint, 


George w Fogg, '26 and '28, is a lieu- 
tenant i g in tin Navj I lc is stationed 

in New i oik City 

Lieut, (j.g.) Joseph ll White USNR, 

'42. has been stationed m the \ 

foi one year. He was a membei of Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity al the University. 

S Sgt. Walter A. Furst Jr., '42. is now 
located in \cw Guinea. He has been m 

the service since Jul\ 1. 1941, and ovei 
seas since Decembei 1941 without fui 

Sgt. William H. England, 3~'41. is 
now at ('amp Ooft. S. C. lie served over- 
seas in Australia, New Caledonia, two is- 
lands in the New Hebrides, and on Cu.idal 
canal, lie was in the front hues on Guadal- 
canal for about three months, and was 
awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge 
for exemplary conduct in combat. H< 
turned to the States following four att.iiks 
of malaria. 

Edith Dunford, '43, and Ensign Elmer 
Reese, '42. became engaged on May 16, 
while Ensign Reese was home on leave 
after receiving his commission from Mid 
shipman School at Northwestern Univer- 
sity. Miss Dunford is a member of Delta 
Delta Delta sorority and Ensign Reese is 
an Alpha Tau Omega. Miss Dunford is 
living with her parents on Oliver Street, 
Rivcrdalc. Md., and Ensign Reese is on 
duty in the Panama Canal Zone. 

Eugene Edgett Jr., '41-43, has been 
graduated as a navigator-bombardier and 
commissioned as a second lieutenant at 
Victorvillc Army Air Field, Cal. He was 
a student at the University when he en- 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Briddell Jr., 
of Crisfield, Md.. have a second son, 
Charles Donald, born June 1 and weigh- 
ing 8 pounds. 4 ounces. Briddell, '35, is 
a Theta Chi. 

Elies Elvove, '39, is now a captain in 
the Army Air Forces and is stationed in 
New Guinea. 

Carroll Radebaugh, '41. is a lieutenant 
(j.g.) in the USNR. He is an executive 
officer of one of the latest types of gun- 
boats, lie writes that in his travels in the 
South Sea Islands he has "bumped into" 
John Bennett, Lieut, (j.g.) Communica- 
tions Officer, '42, and his latest good for- 
tune was meeting Ensign lolm Rabai. 

Pfc. John F. Benecke, '42. is stationed 
with the U. S. Army m India. He is a 
member of Delta Sigma fraternity. 

Pugh Awarded 
Legion of Merit 

Col. Edward L. Pugh. '25, USMC, one- 
time Man-land athlete, has been awarded 
the Legion of Merit for "superb leader- 
ship" with the Marine Fighter Command 
at Guadalcanal and New Georgia Island. 

Units under the command of Colonel 
Pugh have intercepted and repulsed many 
large-scale enemy air attacks on Guadal- 
canal, according to the citation. In the New 
Georgia area, more than 100 enemy air- 
craft were destroyed by the Marine Air 
Forces covering the advance of ground 

A football star at the University, Pugh 
was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 
1 c ) 2 ^ . He has had extensive duty at foreign 
posts, serving with the Air Force Squadron 
attached to the Second Marine Brigade at 
Nicaragua in 1929 and 1930, and with 
the First Marine Brigade in Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba, in 1940. 

His wife and four children live at Cor- 
onado, Cal. 

Former Football Star 
Is Wounded in Italy 

Lieut. Robert Smith, '42, former Mary- 
land grid star, was wounded May 12 while 
in action with the Fifth Army somewhere 
in Italy. He was shot in the leg but it is 
believed that his wound is not serious. 

Smith played football for Maryland for 
four years, and was selected as center on 
the All Southern Conference team. He 
coached the Freshman team one year. Al- 
though he is best remembered for his grid- 
iron feats, he also played baseball three 
years. In his senior year he received the 
Silvester Award for excellence in athletics. 

Lieutenant Smith is married to the for- 
mer Lucile Laws, '37, who is now secre- 
tary to President H. C. Byrd. Mrs. Smith 
has received word from her husband that 
he is being returned to this country. 

Headley in Hospital 

Coleman Headley, '38, who starred for 
Maryland in football, basketball and track, 
is a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 
Baltimore. He has been in ill health for 
three years but his condition is said to be 
much improved now. 

After graduating from the University, 
I leadley coached freshman football and 
track teams. Following a shooting accident 
in which he was wounded, he spent several 
months at the University Hospital, and 
later rested on his farm near Laurel. 

I leadley is married to the former Frances 
Kerchcr, '41. 

Spacious Armory Near Completion 

Maryland's new Armory is near completion, and final touches are being put on 
landscaping around the imposing structure. The building, of Georgian Colonial archi- 
tecture, is situated between the Dain/ and Administration buildings. 

Plans for the Armory were drawn up three years ago and construction was started 
in 1941. It has been in use by the Military Department for some time, though certain 
equipment and furnishings still are to be added. 

A War Department inspector, making a survev of college facilities for military 
training recently, declared that he had visited practically even college and university- 
east of the Mississippi River and that he had seen none that was better equipped than 
the University of Maryland for handling the work. 

The main floor includes a spacious drill hall, large enough for four basketball courts, 
which is used by the Reserve Officers' Training Corps when unfavorable weather prevents 
use of the outside drill field. When several hundred Army Specialized Training Program 
men were stationed on the campus, the drill hall also was used for phvsical training 
purposes. Also on the first floor are administrative offices of the Military Department. 

The basement contains one of the most modern rifle ranges in the country, where 
ten men can fire at targets simultaneously, a storeroom for 2,000 summer and winter 
uniforms, a projection room for the showing of training films, a rifle storage room, a 
boxing room, shower rooms, an ordnance store room, a lounge for men, offices for staff 
members, and a kitchen. 

On the second floor are a ladies' lounge and powder room, and a checkroom. The 
lounge is sufficiently large to accommodate small parties and dances. 

Fluorescent lighting is used throughout the 280 x 160 foot brick structure. 

Myer is Promoted 

The promotion of Oscar W. Myer, '25, 
Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., from first lieu- 
tenant to captain has been announced by 
Brig. Gen. Edmund W. Hill, Command- 
ing General of the Eighth AAF Composite 

At his base in North Ireland Captain 
Myer heads the dental clinic operated in 
conjunction with the well-equipped station 
hospital. He has been in the European 
theater of operations since May, 1943, and 
entered Officers Training School held at 
Miami Beach, Fla. 

Before coming into the service, Captain 
Myer was engaged in private dental prac- 
tice in Hasbrouck Heights. He is a graduate 
of the University of Maryland's School of 

Quesada Presents 
Medal to Hodgins 

Lieut. Lawrence J. Hodgins, Jr., '41, re- 
cently received the Air Medal for excep- 
tional achievement in missions over Con- 
tinental Europe, according to a letter re- 
ceived by his parents from Major General 
E. R. Quesada, himself a former student 
at the University of Maryland from which 
he was graduated in 1927. 

Lieutenant Hodgins' father is a pro- 
fessor in the College of Engineering. The 
letter to him and Mrs. Hodgins said, in 
part, "You should be proud of your son. 
We are." 

A P-47 Fighter pilot, Lieutenant Hod- 
gins was graduated with honors in Engi- 

Maryland Men in the Services — 

This is a partial list of Maryland men in the services. 
of the Ai.imm News. The following arc continued from 

Quinn, Edward F. I,. '34 Majoi 18th C. & G. S. Class, Apt. 3221 
Don, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. 

feappleye, Robert 1). '41 Capt. 0-418343 Co. M . 8th Inf.. AIM). 4, 

c/o Post Master, New Vuik City. 
Reamer, Irvin S. 2d Lieut. Laughlin Field, Del Rio, Texas. 
Reese, K. L. Ir. Ensign Navy 121 S.O.M., c o Fleet Posl Office, New 

York City. 
Rivello, Robert M. '43 2d Lieut. Maintenance & Supply, Arm) Air 

Field. Clovis, New Mexico 
Robertic, George Major U-30201U Casual Detachment, A.P.O, 603, c/o 

Post Master, Miami, Florida. 

Sachs, Leonard 2d Lieut. Dodge City, Kansas. 

Bcott, Kenneth '37 Major A.P.O. 757, c o Post Mast,,. New York 

Shirk. Han, la c;. '38 Capt. Chemical Officer, 23d Ser. Group Hqs., 

A.P.O. 980 c o Posl Master, Seattle, Washington, 
Silkmaii. John A. T/4 33391021 45th ('nil. Lab. Co., A.P.O. 629, c o 

Post Master. New Yoik City. 
Binder, George B. Major 0-791733 451st limb. Sod.. A.P.O. 140, c/o 

Post Master. New York City. 
Sunins, Charles F. '41 Lieut. Westover Field, Massachusetts. 
Simpson, lolm G.— Colonel 022869 Hdq. 99th Combat Wing, A.P.O. 

140, C Post Master, New Y.nk Citv. 
Smith, Robert H. '42- Lieut. Co. L. 351st Inf.. A.P.O. 88, c/o Posl 

Master. New York City. 
Snioot. John J. '42 Lieut, (j.g.)— U. S. N.A.T.B., Camp 2, Fort Pierce, 

Spiccr, H. H.- Lieut. 0-496632 352nd Fighter Sqd\, 35.5.1 Fighter 

Group,. A.P.O. 637, c/o Post Master, New City. 
Steinberg, Douglas S. '40— Capt.- Hdqs. 3d Air Force. Tampa, Florida. 
Steinberg, Edward N. '43 A/e--A.A.F., Yale University, New Haven. 

Stewart, Robert N. '42 Lieut, (j.g.)- L'.S.C.G.R.. 419 N-13 Ave. E., 

Duluth 5. Minnesota. 
Stewart. William— Pvt. 33746992- Co. li, 32d Bn., 8th Reg., Fort Mc- 

Clellan, Alabama. 
Stall, R. B. — Lieut. — Hond &• Insurance Office, San Antonio Aviation 

Cadet Centre, San Antonio. Texas. 
Stoddard. David L. '38— Pvt.— Co. D, 55th Med. Tug. Bn., M.R.T.C, 

Camp Barkeley, Texas. 

Talkes, Walter— Lieut. Colonel— Hq. and Hq. Co., 53d Q.M. Base Depot, 

A.P.O. 634, c/o Post Master, New York City. 
Tate, John K. '43 — Lieut.— 104th Infantry, A.P.O. 26, Camp Gordon, 

Terry. John F. '44 — Midshipman — U. S. Maritime School, Kings Point, 

Long Island, New York. 
Tillson, A. H.— Lieut. U.S.N.R.— L T .S.S. Tomich (DE 242), c/o Fleet 

Post Master. New York City. 
turtle, Samuel D. '41— Lieut. U.S.N.R.— U.S.S. Owl, c/o Fleet Post 

Office. New York City. 
Tydings, Warren E — Cadet 33901206— Co. O, School Regiment, Q.M. 

School, Camp Lee. Va. 

[Jlman, Bernard — Lieut. — Phys. Tng. Com., 3d S.T.R., Infantry School, 

Fort Benning, Georgia. 
I'mbarger, John N. '30— Major 0-269004— G 4 Section, Hq. ETOUSA, 

A.P.O. 887. c/o Post Master, New York City. 
Cpdegraff, James E. Jr. '43 — 2d Lieut. — Weight & Balance Control, 

Army Air Base, 36th St. Airport, Miami 30, Florida. 

Yalenti, Gino '41— Lieut. 0-418353— Co. A, 22nd Infantry, A.P.O. 4, 

c/o Post Master, New York City, 
valentine, Arthur Howard '42 — Captain — A.S.C. Engineering School, 

Robins Field, Georgia. 
Vial, Peter F — Lieut. 0-534634— Staff & Faculty, O.C.S., Country Club 

Area. Fort Monmouth, N. T. 
Vial, Ted M. '42— Lieut. 0-463907— Hdqs. Squad., 69th Troop Carrier 

Group, A.P.O. 650, c/o Post Master, New York Citv. 
Yosbury, R. F.— Pfc. 13081949— Station 15. Unit 1, N.A.W., A.T.C., 

A.P.O. 100. c/o Post Master, New York City. 

Wahl, Carlton W. '38 — Lieut, (j.g.) — Harvard University, Cambridge, 

Walton, Hugh— Lieut.— 6318 33d St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 
Wannan, Charles W. Jr. '41— Lieut. 0-418355— Co. C, 1st Bn., 22nd 

Inf., A.P.O. 4, c/o Post Master. New York City. 
Waters. Roger K. Jr.— E. A. T — AAFCC, SAACI, Sw. 113, Flight 4, 

San Antonio, Texas. 
Watson, John Parker — Lieut. — Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona. 
Webster, Harvey— Ensign— A. S.W. Officer, U.S.S. C. R. Greer, DE 2i, 

c/o Fleet Post Office. San Francisco, Cal. 
Wharton, J. H. '42 — Captain — Walter Reed Annex, Forest Glen, 

Whitney. J. W.. 702 Pyne Hall, Princeton L'niversity VI 2, Princeton, 

New Jersey. 
Williams, Ralph I. '33— Lieut. Colonel 0-305671— Asst. Chief of Staff, 

S. & S., Hdqs. NAFW, ATC, c/o Post Master, New York Citv 
Willis, C. C— Captain— Hq., 8th A.F.S.C. A.P.O. 633, c/o Post Master, 

New York. N. Y. 
Winkler, Fred B. '39— Lieut. 0-1826184— Hdqs. Co. 660, T. D. Bn., 

Camp Hood. Texas. 
White, Earl D.— Pvt. 33718279— Battery D, 502nd A.A.A. Bn., A.P.O. 

955, c/o Post Master, San Francisco, California. 
Wise, Frank — Lieut. — Army Ordnance, Washington, D. C. 

Additional names and addresses will appear in later issues 
the May issue : 

\\ Is, A V\ I... .it U.S.M.C 4th Repl Bn 12, M \ < 

i 'mm i . Sat i Califoi nia 

w K Mark '31 Lieu) U.S.N.F I. S Naval Auxil Aii Station, 

Chincoteague Island, Virginia, 
\\ h ter, Mall, rj - Majoi 6441 6741st Hdq. « .. . M A 

A.P.O c/o Posl M ter, New "i ork I 

Yocum, Conrad '42 Lieu) 0-1299166 Regtl Hdq Ci 
A.P.O. 145, Fori Leonard Wood, Missouri, 

Ack< r. E ii. '42 Ensign U.S.S.L.C I. (L), 1054 Fleet I 

New ^ oik. N N 
Anderson, I. J, C \l 1209 Murph) Hall, U.S.M.M.A., Kingi Point, 

New York. 
Ashman, Robert Edmond 1M Spec, i cl., 332nd School Squadron, 

AC. Luke Field, Ai izona. 

Bailey, Les Pvt. 33904234 Co. D, 226th Bn., 69th Regt . I amp Bland- 

inn. Florida. 
Haines, George W, '44 A . 13070557 S<|d. 58, 3rd Wing, Pilot School. 

SAAAH. Santa Ana. California. 
Bennett, John M. '42 Ensign Comsopac St... . o Fleet Post I I 

San Francisco, California. 
Bennett, Joseph II. '38 Ensign U.S.C.G.R., 807 Jumper Street, Ta- 

koina Park, Maryland. 

Boswell, Ham A. Jr. '42 Lieut. Syracuse Army Air Base, Syracuse, 

.New York. 
Buyer. William '42 Lieut. Marine Barracks, .Naval Supplj Depot, 

Bayoimc. New Jersey. 
Bradshaw, I Iambi R. Lieut. Hammer Field, California. 
Brown, lames W. Lieut. 497th A. A. A., C. A. Bn., Camp Stewart, 

'Browning, lolm R. '38 Lieut. 0-363916 H.U|s. ('„.. 341st Eng. Regt. 

(G.S.I. A.P.O. 136. c/o Post Master. New York. N. Y. 
Burger. Joseph '25 Lieut. Colonel Marine H.l<is.. Washington, D. C. 

Carhart, Herbert Pvt. 33745275- Co. L, 381st Infantry. A.P.O. 96, 
Camp White. Oregon. 

Carmichael, J. A/C 33690877— 3ooti, AAFFTD, Sikeston, Missouri. 

Chinar. Paul '42— Lieut.— Co. E. 318th Infantry, A.P.O. 80, Fort Dix, 
New Jersey. 

Cobey, H. S. Jr. O.C. 13185076 1st Co., 3d S.T.R.. Fort Benning, Ga. 

Cohen, Elias '42— Sergeant — Camp Reynolds. Pennsylvania. 

Crockett, J. M. '43 Lieut. Special Services Officer. Fort Bragg, N. C. 

Cuilner, Louis — 2d Lieut.— Co. D, 3d Bn., 341st Infantry, Camp Liv- 
ingston, Louisiana. 

de Kowzan, J. Pvt. 13185099- Co. li. 25th Bn.. A.R.T.C, Fort Knox. 

Dobler, John J.- Lieut. 13095390— Hdqs. 5th Infantry. A.P.O. 360, F"ort 

Benning. Georgia. 
Di Guilian, Charles A. '42 Lieut, (j.g.) — Bethesda Naval Hospital, 

Bethesda, Maryland. 
Duvall. Robert '47— S 1/c— Co, 888, U.S. NTS.. Great Lakes, Illinois. 

Earp, Harold Lieut. - 12111 S. Palmetto St.. San Antonio. Texas. 
Evans, Robert Preston '42 Lieut, (j.g.) — Navy, 1940, c/o Fleet Post 
Office. New York. N. Y. 

Faber, John E. Captain- Army Medical School. Army Medical Center, 
Washington 12. D. C. 

Faber, S. Parker (Skip)- Major— Station 1, A.T.C., A.P.O. 4(.2. c/o 
Post Mast.-r. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Fisher, Harry D.— Pvt. 33725965— Co. A, 9th Bn.. Fort McClellan, Ala. 

Fogg. George W. — Lieut, (j.g.) — Larchmont Yacht Club. Larchmont, 
New York. 

Forbes. lames E. Ensign Central Y. M. C. A.. Philadelphia. Pa 

Furst. Walter A. Jr. S/Sgt. 33079794 1st Bn.. lidos. Co., 34th In- 
fantry, A.P.O. 24, c/o Post Master. San Francisco, California. 

*Goldenzweig. William M. '43 Lieut. Co. I.. 376th Infantry, 94th 

Div., Camp McCain, Mississippi. 
Green, M. \Y. Ensign- -Main Post Office. Camp Parks, California. 
Grigg, Walter K. '42 Lieut. Section L, 2536 A A.I', Base Unit (Nav. 

School), San Marcos Army Air Field, San Marcos, Texas. 

Hale, Walker '30 Lieut. U.S.N.R. Naval An Station, Melbourne, Fla 
Harbaugh. Daniel Candidate Co. A, O.C.S., Chemical Wartar. S 

ice. Edgewood Arsenal. Maryland. 
Hardy. M. R. A c 131847m Fit. A 1, 44 1. Cochran Field. Macon, Ga. 
Harry, Charles '43 Lieut. Fort Benning, Georgia. 
Hicks. Fred C. Jr. Lieut. 0-463925 A.S.C.. M. 1. Section. A.P.O. 645, 

c/o Post Master, New York Citv. 
Hill, F. I. an. lis '43 2d Lieut. 11th Marine Depot Co., 4th Base 

1st M.A.C., F.M.F., c o Fleet P. ().. San Francisco, California. 
Hitch. Robert A. Major Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 
Hodges. Raymond '41 Lieut. Louisville Medical Depot, Louisville, K>. 

Jewell. A. W. '43 (pi. 33208750 Has,- C. N. T. Dept, Armj Air Field, 

Dalbart. Texas. 
Tones, Charles 2d Lieut. 7th Armored, Fort Benning. Georgia. 
Jones, Tin .mas 2.1 Lieut. A.S.T.P.. Fort Benning, Georgia. 
Juska, Edward F. Lieut. U.S.N.R. Naval An Station. Lakehurst, 

.New Jersey. 

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548 Attend Dinner 
Honoring Servicemen 


Five hundred and forty-eight persons — 
Maryland alumni, faculty members, and 
friends of the University — attended the 
Alumni Dinner in the University Dining 
Hall the evening of June 2". in honor of 
\l. inlanders in the service. 

There was no "main speaker" for the 
occasion. Instead, several Maryland men 
who have distinguished themselves in 
battle throughout the world came back to 
talk briefly and informally to their former 
classmates and other graduates. 

They told about the "great job" being 
done by American fighting men on every 
front, but failed to mention their own 
feats; about the service man's best morale 
booster — letters from home; about hu- 
morous little incidents they had witnessed 

in faraway lands; and about bow glad they 
were to be home. 

"These men have stood here and told 
you in a half jocular way little things they 
thought would add to the occasion." Pres- 
ident IT C. Byrd remarked after the last 
of the service men had spoken. "I wish 
they could have told yon about their ex- 
periences. They have all faced death a 
thousand times." 

Dr. Byrd also paid tribute to Maryland 
women m uniform, and to the mothers, 
wives and sisters at home "whose courage 
is just as great and who require just as 
much moral strength as do the fighters 

Judge William P. Cole Jr.. member of 
the University Hoard of Regents, spoke 

briefly. Robert M. Watkins, Marvland 
\hnnni Association president, acted as 

Marvland servicemen on the program 
were Capt. Ncal Edwards. '39 41.. who 
completed 60 missions over China and 
Burma and who was rescued by Chinese 
guerrillas after being shot down; Lieut. 
Col. John J. Gormley, '27, who partici- 
pated in the battle for 'Tarawa; Lieut. Col. 
Joseph Burger. '25, aide to Marine Corps 
Commandant General Yandcrgrift; Lieut. 
Mearle DuVall, '42, paratrooper, who par- 
ticipated in the Sicilian campaign; Col. 
Joseph Caklara, '31, pilot of the first Fly- 
ing Fortress to land on Guadalcanal; Capt. 
Raymond Goodhart, '36, who fought with 
a tank corps in North Africa; Capt. James 
IT Wharton. '42. who fought in North 
Africa. Sicily and Italy; and Lieut. Elmer 
Frccmirc. '42. a veteran of the Italian 

A number of visitors to the campus at- 
tended the June Ball in the Gymnasium 
( Continued on page 3 | 

Maryland men who have fought on battlefronts around the world are -pictured with President H. C. Byrd at the Alumni 
Dinner. Each o! the officers spoke briefly. Left to right are Capt. Neal Edwards. '39-'42; Capt. Raymond Goodhart. '36; 
Col Joseph Caldara. '31; Lieut. Col. Joseph Burger. '25; Lieut. Elmer Freemire. '42; Lieut. Col. John Gormley, '37; Dr. Byrd; 
Lieut. Mearle DuVall. '42. and Capt. James H. Wharton, '42. Burger, Gormley. DuVall and Wharton played on the football 
team while attending the University. 

548 Attend 

(Continued from page 2) 

later in the evening, and some stayed 
over for commencement exercises the next 

The following persons accepted invita 
tions to the Alumni event: 

Mrs. Richard Abbey, Mr. and Mrs. Whittle) 
J. Aitcheson, Norman Albrecht, Margaret Wolfe 
Aldridge, Jane Howard Anderson, Dr. and Mis 
C. O. Appleman, Paul David Arthur, Louise <i 
Babcokc, Pfc. and Mrs. Douglas Bailey, Mr. 
and Mrs. Carl Ballenger, Mr. and Mrs. Biard, 
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Bamford, Lieut, (j.g.) 
Katherine Barker, Gladys Bull Baumann, Mrs. 
Miriam Beall. 

George Becker, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur I. Bell, 
Lieut, and Mrs. John W. Bell, Charles Benton, 
J. J. Betton, Mrs. Charles Berry, Victor E. 
Bieber, Mr. and Mrs. Archie A. Biggs, Estelle 
Rawles Bishopp, Isabel Boswell, J, Blandford, 
Mr. and Mrs. Carville Bowen, Dr. and Mrs. 
Lawrence R. Bower, Mr. and Mrs. Bracken, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bromley, Charles Briddell, 
Helen Bruns, and Mrs. Fred Bull. 

Col. and Mrs. Joe Burger, Dr. and Mrs. 
Sumner Burhoe, Jerry Jett Burke, Mr. and 
Mrs. L. C. Burns, H. C. Byrd, Mrs. O. L. 
Bohar, Col. and Mrs. Joe Caldera, Mr. and Mrs. 
S. P. Caltrider, Charles W. Cairnes, Mr. and 
Mrs. H. M. Carroll, Eileen Carr, Janice Collins 
Cartee, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Carter, Harvey 
Casbarian, Lieut. Jane Chapin, Mr. and Mrs. 
Bob Chaney, A. H. Cheston Jr. 

Ruth Chapman, Pete Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Clark, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Clark, Mr. 
and Mrs. W. W. Cobey, Adelaide Coe, Judge 
William P. Cole Jr., James Edward Collins, 
Irvin Cook, Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Cory, Dr. and 
Mrs. Harold F. Cotterman, Lieut, and Mrs. 
Harold F. Cotterman Jr., Martha Ann Cotter- 
man. Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton, Betsy Mum- 
ma Covell, L. Eleanor Crocker. 

Capt. and Mrs. Fred Cutting, Mr. and Mrs. 
George Darcy, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davis, Joe 
Deckman, Dr. and Mrs. S. H. Devault, Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Roland Devilbiss, Mrs. Oscar Dooley, 
Sgt. Jack Duncan, Reinor Dukes, Lieut, and 
Mrs. Mearle DuVall, Donald Delahay, T. H. 
Duckett, Mr. and Mrs. Myle Downey, Dr. and 
Mrs. Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Roland A. Ebner, 
Mrs. Herbert D. Eby, Capt. and Mrs. Neil Ed- 
wards, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Embrey, Lieut. 
Col. and Mrs. Geary Eppley, Mr. and Mrs. 
Harrison England, Kenneth Evans, Mrs. Elea- 
nor B rough ton Etienne. 

Capt. and Mrs. Jack Faber, Fredericka Wald- 
man Ferrill, William H. Fifer, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ed Filbert, Lieut, and Mrs. Elmer Freemier, 
Florence W. Fowble, Lieut. Col. and Mrs. 
Fahey, Winifred Gahan, Rhea M. Galloway, 
Lieut. Col. and Mrs. G. R. Gaillard, C. M. 
Gambrill, Edna Mae Gilbert, Robert Gilbertson, 
Virginia Giles, Capt. and Mrs. Raymond Good- 
hart, Lieut. Col. and Mrs. J. J. Gormley. 

Mr. and Mrs. Costille Graham, Mr. and Mrs. 
G. T. Graham, John B. Gray Jr., Mr. and Mrs. 
Marshall C Gray, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ward 
Greenwood, Dr. and Mrs. W. Allen Griffith, 
Col. and Mrs. H. G. Griswold, Dr. R. S. 
Griffith, Edith M. Grove, Dr. and Mrs. Wesley 
Gewehr, Grace Hale, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hamil- 
ton, Robert B. Harmon, Mary Harris, Mrs. 
Charlotte Hasslinger, Jane Hastings, Neal and 
Polly Hathaway. 

Elizabeth E. Haviland, Edwards C. Hawkins, 
Millie Hearn, Charles L. Hein, Helen Heiss, 
Marilyn Henderson, Harold Herman, A. M. Her- 
mann, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Herring, Mrs. Fred 
C. Hicks, Dr. Frank Hines, Carl Hintz, Mrs. 
Jean Hartig Hite, Elizabeth May Hobbs, Ann 
Hoen, Aileen Williams Hogue, William Hol- 
brook, Nancy Holland, J. Q. A. Holloway, 
Harry Hoshall, Mrs. Edna Burside Howard. 

Mrs. Marjorie Cook Howard, Maj. and Mrs. 
John P. Heubsch, Elizabeth Julian Huise, Flor- 
ence M. Hunter, Robert F. Hurley, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles F. Janes, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. 
Jeffers, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Jennings, Dean 
and Mrs. Arnold Joyal, Lieut. Col. and Mrs. J. 
W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Jones, Dr. 
Morley Jull, Lillian Karpa, Dr. and Mrs. Dan 
F. Keeney, Claire Kenny, Lieut and Mrs. 
Robert Kent, Marie L. Kennedy, Roberta How- 
ard Kent, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kesecker. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. King, Mrs. Kessler, 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Kinghorn, Mr. 
and Mrs. David E. Kislink, Lieut, and Mrs. S. 
H. Koldewey, Mrs. Walter O. Koehler, Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Russell Knust, Mr. and Mrs. George 
Langford, Mary Latimer, Col. E. Brooke Lee, 


Dr. Sumter Griffith, '80. was the oldest 
alumnus attending the Maryland Alumni 
Dinner. Dr. Griffith is a resident of Roa- 
noke, Va. One of his sons, Maryland, was 
killed in the first World War, and an- 
other son, Matthew, and two grandsons 
are in the Army now. Dr. Griffith is the 
uncle of Dr. Allen Griffith, '09, for many 
years head of the University Infirmary. 

Mrs. James A. Lee, Misses Dorothy and Gwen- 
dolyn Likely, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Lloyd, 
Alga Lofgren, Mr. and Mrs. George Lovell. 

Maj. and Mrs. Ernest Lundell, Mr. and Mrs. 
I. William Lustbader, Rosalie Lyon, Mr. and 
Mrs. Jo Longridge, Ruth Cohen Maconsky, 
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Madigan, Mr. and Mrs. Lee 
Maisal, Mr. and Mrs. John Magruder, Catherine 
E. Manley, Grayce Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Allen 
Marano, W. F. Mattingly, Grace W. Martiri, 
Maj. J. M. Marzolf, Ruth Meehan, Carl Wil- 
liam Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Mitchell. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hanson Mitchell, Robert E. 
Moreng, Mr. and Mrs. Otis A. Motely, Dean 
Marie Mount, Mr. and Mrs. Victor S. Myers, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. McCall, Catherine Mc- 
Carron, Mr. and Mrs. William H. McCeney Jr., 
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. McDonnell, Virginia Mc- 
Luckie, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. McGuigan, Mrs. 
John L. Mcintosh, Ann C. McKinley, Betty 
Law McWilliams. 

Masako Nagao, Mrs. William Needham, Paul 
Nystrim, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nuttle, Bernice 
O'Keefe, Ensign M. O'Neil, Lieut, and Mrs. 
John Page, E. C. Paige, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. 
Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Parker, Marion 
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Preston L. Peach, Mr. 
and Mrs. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Perkins, 
Helen Piatt, Edward Polhamus, Edwin E. Pow- 
ell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Poole. 

Alma Prinkert, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Penn, 
Dean and Mrs. J. F. Pyle, Louise Fenton Quinn, 
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Rabbitt, Dr. and Mrs. 
Enos Ray, Betty Reid, James Reid, Mr. and 
Mrs. Clayton Reynolds, Bessie A. Rich, Mr. 
Charles S. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Robey, 
Dr. and Mrs. J. Ben Robinson, L. G. Sasscer, 
Pfc. Wilhemina V. Schmidt, Andrew E. Schu- 
mann, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Scott, Ruth Reville 

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs 
Burton Shipley, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shoe 
maker, Rev. and Mrs. J. Fletcher Showell 
Morton Silberstein, Mrs. Lucille L. Smith, Mrs 
June Barnsley Simpson, Olive Jean Smith 
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Sonen, Sen. Harold Soth 
oron, Dean Adele Stamp, Mr. and Mrs. James 
Stargel, Dean S. S. Steinberg, Mr. and Mrs. 
James Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. C. Grayson 

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Stevenson, William E. 
Sturges Jr., James Swartz, Dr. and Mrs. T. B. 
Symons, Mr. and Mrs. E. Snouffer, Mr. and 
Mrs. Worthington Talcott, Caroline Voght Tay- 
lor, Theron L. Terbush, Jack Thomas, Lieut. 
Col. and Mrs. Temple Thomason, Josephine 
Symons Troth, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Trundle, 
Jane Carolyn Turner, Mrs. Warren Tydings, 
Nelson H. Van Wie, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. 
Velenosky, Jr. 

\!i .,,,.| Mi I mi ' w dlu i William I'^ul 
Walker, Mr. and Mn I P Walla, Mi and 
tin ' Ward, < A Warthea, Ml tad 

Mi- l( M Watkins, Cap! and Mn James II 
Wharton, l)i and Mi I t \S Mir, J. ,lm 

I White, Mi and Mrs Wellttood White, IVrry 
(i Wilkinson, Mn Ralph I Williams, Mi and 
Mi- E I' Williams, K.\ and Mrs Herman 

Wilson, Mr. and Mr-.. Merrick Wilson, Ml and 

\i Howard It Winanl 

I. urn and Mn Frank w i ■ . Kathleen Wolfe, 
Margaret Williams. John N Veatman, Bettj 
Maj Young, Commnr. Charles A young. Email 
in I Zalesak, Mr and Mrs Guntet Zwetg, Maj 
J. Earl Zuliek, l)i and Mrs Adflfph Zuckrr. 

Mi and Mrs I [ < i ~ h.,1 1 Alien, I rma Jran Urn 
nelt. Ml and Mis Henry E llntlrr, k 

liisliiim. Capt. and Mrs ( base Spencer, Lieut 
Col. William Chapman, Betty Carmichael, Mr. 
and Mrs. Carroll Cox, Burl and Charlotte Davis, 
Dr. Kay Ehrensberger, Martha Edwarda, Dr 

and Mrs Everson, George Gibble, Const 
Mailman. Mr. and Mrs Irving P Hall, Mar 
garel Heme. Mr and Mrs Joseph Himmrl 

Maj. P, K. Higgins, Jeanne Hov.v, Maj and 
Mis. Bucky Ireland, Lieut. Col. Walter Jaeger, 
Mr. and Mrs. Kben Jenkins, Morris Jones, 
William W. Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Knode, 
Mary Keough, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Luckey, 
("apt. James Loughran, Capt. J. I-ongram, Maj 
Joseph Miller, Lieut, Col. Charles E, Miller. 
Edna McNaughton, Ruth McRae, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hud Neale, I)r. Raymond Osborne. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reid, Elizabeth Ross, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. Phillip Schaefer, Mildred Sears, 
Marean Shea, Maj. Claude Smith, Mr. and 
Mrs. Tom Smith, Jean Smith, Nancy Spies, Dr. 
and Mrs. Reginald Truitt, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
G. Van Reuth, Mrs. Gretchen Welsh, Mr. and 
Mrs. Harry W. Wells, Mr. J. P. Wintermoyer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Worthington, Capt. and 
Mrs. Wilson, R. D. Wiggins, Capt. Roy Yowell. 
Prof, and Mrs. Younger. 

Surgeons Fight 
A Private War 

University of Maryland Hospital sur- 
geons in Australia are waging a private 
war against two minor ailments respon- 
sible for keeping men from the front lines 
for long periods: sinusitis and head colds.. 

According to Major Theodore A. 
Schwartz, surgeon attached to the over- 
seas unit, who is home in Baltimore on 
leave after 27 months abroad, the Balti- 
more doctors arc more excited over their 
private war than anything except the un- 
likely prospect of their coming home soon. 

The University Hospital researchers are 
employing a powerful array of drugs to 
combat colds and sinusitis. Major Schwartz 
said the problem of man-hours lost to both 
ailments was serious. A man wounded in 
battle may be out for six months, he ex- 
plained, while a soldier with sinus trouble 
that plagues him in the damp tropics may 
be out for nine months. 

The treatment accorded privates and 
generals alike at his base hospital he de 
scribed as "superior" to most civilian 
treatment. Baltimore doctors, who two 
years ago improvised surgical equipment, 
now have the latest models, he reported. 

The University Hospital unit has re- 
ceived so high a reputation because of the 
"bedside manner" and surgical skill of its 
specialists, that it is favored by two or 
three star generals within ,i wide radius of 
its stations, he said. 


Walter Duke 
Bags Zeros 

Capt. Walter Duke, University student 
in 1940-41, Maryland's No. 1 ace, downed 
two Japanese fighters recently, to bring his 
record of planes shot down to 14. 

The fighter which Captain Duke pilots 
in the Burma theater is named "Miss V" 
after his wife, Verja Duke. In writing 
about shooting down his twelfth plane, he 
told his wife that "the buck-tooth who put 
the first hole in my plane will never put 
a hole in anybody else's." 

Captain Duke joined the Royal Cana- 
dian Air Force before war broke out be- 
tween Germany and the United States 
but transferred to the American Air Force 
before completing his training. He has 
been overseas since April, 1943, and re- 
ceived his captaincy in March of this year. 

The Distinguished Flying Cross for hero- 
ism has been awarded to Captain Duke. 

If. Col. Proctor 
Is Post Surgeon 

Lieut. Col. Samuel E. Proctor, graduate 
and former faculty member of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, Baltimore branch, has 
been appointed post surgeon of Holabird 
Signal Depot, Baltimore. 

Colonel Proctor received the M.D. de- 
gree from the University, and was com- 
missioned in the ORC Medical Corps. He 
practiced general surgery in Baltimore pre- 
vious to active duty with the Army, and 
prior to this he was associated with the De- 
partment of Clinical Surgery and the De- 
partment of Surgical Anatomy in the Uni- 
versity School of Medicine. He entered 
active service with the Army in March, 

Stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and active 
in the establishment of the surgical depart- 
ment, Colonel Proctor was assistant chief 
of surgical service in the station hospital. 
After 16 months' duty at Ft. Belvoir, he 
was transferred to Camp Pickett, Va., to 
open a new surgical department. Later 
transferred to Camp Reynolds, Pa., he es- 
tablished the surgical department in the 
new station hospital, remaining at this 
post 17 months as chief of surgical service. 
Colonel Proctor is Fellow of the American 
College of Surgeons. 

Several articles written by him have 
been published recently in medical journals. 

Brig.-Gen. Leon W. Johnson, Liberator Wing Commander and recipient of the 
Congressional Medal of Honor, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross to the blouse of 
Capt. James A. McGregor, '40, for extraordinary achievement as a lead pilot on a 
mission over Germany. Pilot of the Liberator "Mac's Sack," Captain McGregor has 
flown on 12 or more missions. His home is at Worton, Md. 


A baby girl was born to Allene Jones 
Porterfield, '43-44, and Deward Porter 
field, on May 27. She has been named 
Andris Lee. Mrs. Porterfield is a Tri-Delt, 
and Mr. Porterfield is a member if Alpha 
Gamma Rho fraternity. They live in Riv- 

Lieut. Joseph Hoopengardner, '43, and 
Lieut. Robert Maisel, '43, are now sta- 
tioned as MAC officers at the Station Hos- 
pital, Camp Livingston, La. 

Charles Le Roy Hein, '42, who for the 

past two years has been attending the Prot- 
estant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia, re- 
ceived his Bachelor of Divinity degree on 
June 15. His ordination to the Diaconate 
took place the following day at St. Alban's 
Church, Glen Burnie, Md. 

The Reverend Joseph K. Peaslee, '39, 
pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church 
in Baltimore, writes that his wife "recently 
gave birth to a little bundle from Heaven 
called Joanne Bethany." 

Dorothy Hande, '36, is now in Corsica 
as director of recreation for the Red Cross. 
She became associated with this organiza- 
tion in January after spending many years 
as a Girl Scout executive. 

Lieut. Ellsworth B. Nowell, '41, is in 
the Medical Administration Corps of the 
U. S. Army, and is now serving somewhere 
in England. He is married to the former 
Evelyn A. Bullock, '40, who is living in 

Yolanda F. Wood, '42, is doing work 
in the Graduate Council of Union College 
in Schenectady, N. Y. Her husband, 
Edward P. Wood, 33 39, USMC, is in 
the Marine Corps Air Force doing intel- 
ligence work. He has just arrived "some- 
where in the South Pacific." 

Lieut. Denzel Davis, '36, is stationed 
with the Signal Corps at Robins Field, Ga. 
Mrs. Davis, the former Nancy Brice, '39, 
is with him. Lieutenant Davis was a Phi 
Delta Theta, and Mrs. Davis belonged to 
Kappa Delta. 

Lieut, (j.g.) John (Bob) Morton II, 
'42, USNR, is in the South Pacific in 
command of a sub chaser. His wife, the 
former Elizabeth (Kitty) Brice, '41, and 
their 8-months-old son, John III, are liv- 
ing in Milburn, N. J., with Mrs. Morton's 
parents. Lieutenant Morton is a member 
of Sigma Nu fraternity and played foot- 
ball for Maryland. Mrs. Morton was pres- 
ident of Kappa Delta and Panhellenic 

Lieut, (j.g.) H. W. McGinniss, '39, 
USNR, is convalescing at U. S. Fitzsim- 
mons General Hospital, Denver, Colo. 

The parents of Lieut. William B. 
Feindt, a graduate in dentistry from the 
University of Maryland in 1939 and a 
member of the U. S. Army Dental Corps, 
have been notified that their son "died 
suddenly" on June 6 in the "Asiatic area." 
Before being commissioned, Lieutenant 
Feindt practiced dentistry with his father 
in Baltimore. 


Newell Is Made 
Official in WFA 

S. R. Newell, '22, has been named As 
sistant Chief of the Livestock and Meats 
Branch in the War Food Administration 
Office of Distribution. 

Newell has been with the United States 
Department of Agriculture for the past 18 
years. During this time he was associated 
with various crop and livestock and mar- 
keting programs, and market service and 
regulatory work. He entered the Depart- 
ment in 1926 when he was assigned to the 
Division of Crop and Livestock Estimates 
in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. 

In 1928 he was appointed Federal Stat 
istician of Maryland. For 10 years he 
served on the Crop and Livestock Report- 
ing Board. He became principal agricul- 
tural economist in BAE in 1938, and in 
July, 1939, was named assistant chief of 
the Agricultural Marketing Service, a po- 
sition which he held until early 1942 when 
he was appointed assistant to the adminis- 
trator of the Agricultural Marketing Ad- 
ministration. He later was named assistant 
deputy director in the Food Distribution 

Previous to joining the Department of 
Agriculture, Newell served as County ag- 
ricultural agent in Maryland in 1924-26. 

If. John McNiel 
Reported Missing 

Lieut. John McNiel, student at the Uni 
versity of Maryland in 1937-38, is missing 
in action over France, according to word 
received from the War Department by his 
mother, Mrs. Vivian McNiel, 2024 First 
Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 

After leaving the University, McNiel 
attended Millards School and later entered 
West Point from which he was graduated 
in June, 1943. He went overseas in May. 

At the University McNiel belonged to 
the Pershing Rifles of the ROTC and to 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He worked 
in the news department of the Washing- 
ton Evening Star for about two months 
before entering West Point. 

The War Department in its notification 
to Mrs. McNiel said that Lieut. McNiel 
was missing June 18. She had a letter from 
her son dated June 18 saying he had been 
scheduled to get leave June 22 to go to 

Etienne Is Wounded 

Lieut. Col. Wolcott (Doc) Etienne, 
'32, has been shot in the hand in the 
fighting in Normandy. He is now hos- 
pitalized in England. 


Ensign Thomas A. Hall, '41, a Navy 
fighter pilot, was killed when his plane 
crashed early in February. The 24-year- 
old pilot had been credited with shoot- 
ing down at least one Zero, and took 
part in air battles over Marcus Island, 
Wake Island, New Guinea, Tarawa, New 
Caledonia, and the Marshall Islands. En- 
sign Hall took Mechanical Engineering 
at the University. 

Stewart B. Shaw 
Retires From U. 

Honored by his Extension Service asso- 
ciates in a farewell get-together, Stewart 
B. Shaw, '04, chief of the Maryland State 
Department of Markets, retired July 1 
after 30 years' work with the University. 
Mr. Shaw did graduate work in Horticul- 
ture and at the Experiment Station of the 
University of Maryland. In 1914 he re- 
turned to the University as Chief Specialist 
in Horticulture in the Extension Service. 

He was made market inspector and spe- 
cialist in 1924, and he was largely respon- 
sible for the development of market in- 
spection work in Maryland. He was ap- 
pointed chief inspector in 1929 and in 
1932 became chief of the MSDM. 

Mr. Shaw is a member of the Rotary 
Club and has been active in community 
and campus affairs. He will continue to 
make his home at College Park. 

Herlth Awarded DFC 

Lieut. August E. Herlth, Maryland stu- 
dent in 1940-41, recently was awarded the 
Distinguished Flying Cross by his com- 
manding officer in the Eighth Air Force. 

Bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress, 
"My Gal," Lieutenant Herlth already 
wears the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf 
clusters. He entered the Air Force in Feb- 
ruary, 1941. 

Lawrie Describes 
French Invasion 

Fusion David Lawrie, '43, USNR, Silver 

Spring, bad .i box seal foi the liberation of 
Fiance, according to letters !k- wrote to bit 
parents, Justin Lawrie, choii directoi of 
Methodist Foundry Church, 1) ( . and 
Mis. Lawrie. 

"Dad guessed right," he wrote "Oui de 

strovci was in the biggest show of all ha 
tory and as I write I am in megaphoiii 

calling distance of the shores of France." 
As recognition officer, Lawrie supervises all 
lookouts. "My station is located in On< 
of the highest parts of the ship, a sort of 
super box seat to all that is going on," oik 
of his letters stated. 

"Though we all experienced common 
fear, I am proud to write that not one 
man fell down on the job. Each went 
about his task and I can truthfully say 
they all did a wonderful job, and all de- 
serve great credit and praise," he wrote. 
"There were stretches when none of the 
men had his shoes off for an entire week. 
Few averaged more than four hours sleep 
out of 48 after D-Day. Now, however, the 
'storm' has subsided somewhat and con- 
ditions are at least tolerable and one can 
really sleep his allotted four hours. 

"What revolutionary progress in the 
history of mankind will have been made 
when nations can take their bread from a 
common table of good will and discuss 
their problems with some semblance of 
sanity! Such a day seems so remote as I 
write within the sound of guns booming, 
yet in my time such a world peace could 
and should be attained. 

"The might of man! Never in history 
was so much force, energy, men and ma- 
terials concentrated into one great effort — 
the invasion of France. My God, if only 
men would do in peacetimes as much to- 
ward construction and not destruction — 
in one year the entire world would leap 
ahead 1000 years." 

Having to act as censor, Lawrie stated 
he knows how the men arc thinking since 
seeing action. The burden of every letter, 
he stated, is a wish to get this "bloody 
business over as soon as possible and to get 
home." "Our problems will not be solved 
when the fighting is over. They will have 
only begun. May God give us unselfish 
men, strong and determined enough to 
see that we do not lose the peace." 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Capt. Harold S. Cole, '37, is in the 
famous 7th Division of the U. S. Army, 
which participated in the battles of Attu, 
Kiska, and the Marshalls. He went through 
the whole battle for Kwajelein Atoll. At 
Maryland, Captain Cole was a member of 
Tau Epsilon Phi and the "M" Club 
(track and lacrosse). After his graduation, 
he took a postgraduate course at Prince- 
ton University and then entered New York 
University in the College of Medicine 
where he obtained his M.D. degree in 
1942. He entered the Army after serving 
an interneship in New Rochelle Hospital, 
New York. 

Louis Kemp Hennighausen Jr., '40, is 
now a major in the U. S. Infantry. 

Owen H. Fowler, '97, is with the Ben 
dix Aviation Corporation Research Labor- 
atories of Detroit, Mich. 

Charles M. Young, '41, is a private in 
the Army and is stationed at Camp Croft, 
South Carolina. 

Harry D. Watts, '04, is president of 
James Stewart and Company, one of the 
oldest and largest engineering construc- 
tion organizations in the country. The 
firm recently celebrated the 100th anni- 
versary of its founding. 

O. R. (Ray) Carrington, '28, a mem- 
ber of the University of Maryland staff 
since his graduation and editor of the 
Alumni News for four years, has accepted 
the position of editor of Agriculture in 
the Americas, monthly publication of the 
U. S. Department of Agriculture. The 
magazine deals primarily with agriculture 
in Central and South America, and was 
established as part of the Good Neighbor 
policy. Carrington will have his headquar- 
ters in Washington. 

Capt. and Mrs. Richard O. White are 
the parents of a daughter born June 6 at 
Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. 
C. Captain White, who majored in En- 
tomology, was graduated in 1934. He is 
now overseas. 

William B. Groome, '42, has been pro- 
moted to the grade of staff sergeant, it 
was announced by the 15th Army Air 
Force headquarters. Sergeant Groome is 
now serving as a gunner of a Liberator 
squadron of the 15th AAF in Italy. 

Lieut. Ted Stell, '42, writes that "here 
at Turner Field (Albany, Ga.) there are 
three of us from the Class of '42 who 
were thrown together by the freak luck of 
the AAF to take advanced pilot training. 

Army Hour listeners hear of press communications in the Mediterranean Theater 
as Capt. Charles A. Batson, left, radio officer for Press Headquarters, Allied Force, 
asks Capt. Lawrence G. Hoover Jr., '39, communications officer, how war corre- 
spondents get their news copy back to the States. Captain Batson and Captain Hoover, 
6401 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.-C, have worked together in Press Head- 
quarters for several months, serving the many war correspondents in the Mediter- 
ranean Theater. 

When I checked in here one of the first 
fellows I met was Jim Malcolm, a first 
lieutenant and wearing the wings of a 
glider pilot. He had transferred to pilot 
training and was assigned to 44-F, the 
class ahead of me. Then I discovered that 
Jerry Prentice, who was president of his 
senior class in '42, was rooming right 
above me in the student officer barracks. 
He had gone into Air Corps when he grad- 
uated in June, 1942, and was assigned as 
a tactical officer at Maxwell Field. Then 
he spent some time as commandant of 
cadets at Kings College, Bristol, Tenn., be- 
fore coming into flight training. He is 
married to Bobby Boose, '41, Alpha Omi 
cron Pi, and they are a wonderful couple. 
While I was in Primary I got a chance to 
see Colonel Wysor,. my old PMS&T at 
Camp Blanding, Fla. He has several Mary- 
land boys in his outfit and we had a good 
time recalling old schooldays and school- 
mates and talking about the glorious In- 
fantry. That may seem peculiar coming 
from an AAF man, but I was in the In- 
fantry for a year in the 28th Division, 
which has since landed in France. Jack 
Curtin, '42, was also in the 28th Division." 

Capt. Donald C. Davidson, '41, is sta- 
tioned at South Camp Hood, Tex. He has 
almost completed three months of major's 
work as he is ex-officer of a battalion. 

Mary J. Davidson, '42, who took her 
work in Home Economics, is a dietitian 
at Harvard University. 

Three former Marylanders are all in the 
same prison camp in Germany. They are 
Bill Cory, '40, Bill Bond, '41, and Eddie 
Miller, '40-42. One may write to them 
at Oflag 64, Germany. 

Maj. S. S. Stabler Jr. '39, is stationed 
in England and writes that he is "very 
busy with our work. I have seen very few 
of the alumni lately. Most of them are in 
other branches of service. Maj. Tom Riley, 
whom I saw several months ago, was the 
last of us I have met." 

Capt. Walter F. Mulligan Jr. '37-41, is 
in a hospital somewhere in Italy recov- 
ering from wounds received during his 
36th bombing mission. In a letter to his 
parents he said he had "stopped" a piece 
of flak with his left foot. 

Lieut. Lowell T. Keagy, '42, USMC, 
was married on April 8 to Ruth Mary 
Litkus of Washington, D. C. 

Lieut. Edward F. Shegogue, '37, spent 
a year on Campon Island, a coral atoll 
just below the equator. It was garrisoned 
in February, 1942, for the first time. 
Lieutenant Shegogue is now taking am 
phibian training somewhere in the Pacific. 

Lieut. Bruce S. Campbell Jr., '39 40, 
Towson pilot who drifted three clays on 
a raft in the South Pacific before being 
rescued by a friend from Maryland, has 
been awarded the Distinguished Flying 
Cross, the War Department has an 
nounccd. The Army Air Force officer was 
a member of the Maryland National Guard 
before entering the regular Army. 

Leonard Joseph Meyer, who attended 
the Baltimore branch of the University, 
has been assigned to Camp Peary, Va., as 
assistant field director, it has been an- 
nounced by the Eastern Area director of 
the Red Cross military and naval welfare 

William (Billy) Miles Hanna Jr. ar- 
rived June 1. The mother is the former 
Carolyn Whiteford, the father is Miles 
Hanna, '32-33, and the grandfather is 
H. C. Whiteford, '01. 

Capt. Irvin Hammond, '36-37, is flying 
a Marauder bomber out of Sardinia. Cap- 
tain Hammond trained at Maxwell Field, 
Ala., and the Hawthorne School of Aero- 
nautics, Orangeburg, S. C. He received 
his commission there as a second lieuten- 
ant. Following that, he went to school in 
Miami Beach, Fla., and trained at Barks- 
dale Field, La. In November, 1942, he 
went to North Africa. The year 1943 saw 
him receiving two more promotions, to 
first lieutenant and then to captain. 

Janet Werner, '38, has arrived in Aus- 
tralia to serve the armed forces as an 
American Red Cross hospital staff aide. 
Previously she was employed by the U. S. 
Employment Service and the Department 
of Public Welfare as a social worker. 

Dr. Harold Benjamin, now on leave as 
dean of the College of Education, has 
been sent to Ft. Benning, Ga., for a one- 
month course in Air Corps-Infantry liai- 
son work. When he visited the campus 
recently, he said he expected to be sent 
to Europe upon completion of the course 
at Ft. Benning. Dr. Harold Hand, an- 
other member of the Education faculty, 
has been advanced to major and is sta- 
tioned at Cairo. He recently was made 
headquarters orientation officer for the 
whole Middle East command. Major Hand 
was in a wreck while riding in a taxi in 
Cairo and was badly cut up but not per- 
manently injured. 

Maj. Joseph Wintrup, who received his 
D.D.S. degree from the School of Den- 
tistry, is serving with an evacuation hos- 
pital corps behind the front lines in the 
Italian campaign. A complete tent city, 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

tins hospital carries with it all the facili- 
ties necessary to care for 750 seriously 
wounded patients 

Promotion of WAC Norma L. Corn- 
nell, '40, to first lieutenant has been an- 
nounced by the 4th Air Force Headquar- 
ters, San Francisco, Cal. Lieutenant Corn 
ncll is on duty as a mess officer. 

Lieut, (j.g.) Mortimer Panoff, '37, is 
attached to the Naval Training Station, 
Farragut, Idaho. From July, 1943, to April, 
1944, he was stationed at the Brooklyn 
Navy Yard in the dental clinic, and was 
then transferred to his present post. 

Cadet Midshipman Edwin S. Meekins, 
'41 -43, Baltimore, is back at study at the 
U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings 
Point, N. Y., after six months aboard 
ship — his first active duty as a sailor. He 
sailed on a ship carrying cargo to Euro- 
pean, African, and South American ports. 
His ship came through safely, but several 
other ships were missing when the convoy 
reached Africa. Meekins was attending the 
University when he was called to duty. 

Joseph Ginsber, who attended the Bal- 
timore branch of the University, recently 
was promoted to the rank of major. He is 
now serving as the head of the merch- 
andising section of the Third Service Com- 
mand, Army Post Office Exchange Branch. 

Mrs. Ethel Troy, who served for two 
years with the University of Maryland hos- 
pital unit in France in World War I, is 
now a hospital visitor with the Red Cross 
in the Anzio area in Italy. She is one of 28 
Red Cross workers stationed there. 

Capt. Carl A. Sachs, '41, with true 
Marine versatility, is an expert in agron- 
omy, an assault engineer, and a mapping 
expert. Taking part in the initial invasion 
of Roi-Namur Island in the Marshalls, 
Captain Sachs and his men wiped out a 
nest of Jap snipers. 

William W. Breau, who attended the 
University prior to his enlisment in De- 
cember, 1942, recently was commissioned 
a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps 
and has reported to Edenton, N. C, for 
operational training. He received his naval 
aviator's wings at Pensacola, Fla., and later 
transferred to the Marine Corps. 

Sam L. Silber, 3-4, Ins been promoted 
to the rank of commander, and awarded 
tint e medals foi extraordinary a< hi 
1 1 it ii t in the Soutli Pa iii' ( kraimandei 
Silber received two gold rtars, representing 
Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the \u 


Lieut. I D Shihadeh Ji . USNR, and 
Mis. Shihadeh annount e the arrival ot i 
son. Theodore David III I he bibs was 

bom on July I It weighed B pounds, II 

Ounces. Mrs Shihadeh is the former 
Jeanne Santa Marie, '41. She is now uiak 
nig her home with her sister at 324 Spring 
Road, Upper Darby. Pa., while her hus- 
band is on sea duty. 

Beverly Reinstedt, '42. is work 
the Columbia Broadcasting System in New 
York City. She handles the requests that 

come in for commercials. While al the 
University, she was a member of Alpha 
Omicron Pi sorority. 

Capt. Edward Cagle is a member of 
the Post Exchange Service now serving 
in the Solomons. It is his job to follow 
close behind combat troops and to set up 
a store of supplies behind the front lines. 
He entered the Army in January as a first 
lieutenant and went overseas after at- 
tending Princeton University. He recently 
was given his captain's bars. He was the 
comptroller for the Hub Department Store 
before enlisting. He attended the Balti 
more branch of the University of Mary- 
land and Johns Hopkins University. 

Janet Werner, '38, is with the Red 
Cross in New Guinea. 

Lieut. Gertrude C. Cohen, '38, Army 
Nurse Corps, is at Station Hospital, Hun 
ter Field, Ga. 

Ensign Mary Ann Guyther, '39, is in 
the U. S. Naval Reserve. Her address is 
12493 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, 

Lieut. Helen F. Rice, '41, is serving 
overseas as an Army Nurse. 

Ensign Anne R. Bourke, '37 USN, is 
stationed at the U. S. Naval Hospital in 
Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Lieut. William Krehnbrink, '43, is 
serving in the South Pacific. He went 
overseas in October, 1942, and was in the 
36-day battle for Bougainville. He wrote 
that "I didn't have my clothes off for 16 
days and went without washing and shav- 
ing for more days than I care to tell." His 
wife, the former Miss Dorothy Willis, 
and their five-months-old daughter live at 
4121 Wickford Road, Baltimore. 

The Rev. Robert W. Sonen, '34. is now 
pastor of the All Souls' Unitarian Church 
in Tulsa, Okla. 

Lieut. Jack Herbsleb, '36, is now sta- 
tioned at Salinas Field, Cal., having com- 
pleted OCS in Miami. Fla., in April. 


Major John Logon Sehutz, '38, former 
Maryland track star, is pictured here 
with General Sir Henry Maitland Wil- 
son, Allied Commander-in-Chief in the 
Mediterranean theater of operations. 
Major Sehutz is U. S. aide to the British 

Muse Wounded 
By Nazi Sniper 

While doctoring a wounded soldier on 
the Normandy beachhead in the wake of 
the first invasion of France on June 6, 
Capt. Joseph E. Muse Jr., '37, Baltimore 
medical officer, was fired upon by German 
sniper and seriously wounded. 

The War Department telegraphed the 
captain's wife, Mrs. Anne Muse, 6212 
Mossway Avenue, Baltimore, the first re- 
port of the injury, and a letter received 
from Captain Muse told how it happened. 
He is now in a hospital in England. 

Captain Muse, 32, was graduated from 
the University Medical School. He was a 
resident physician at St. Agnes Hospital, 
served on the staff of the University Hos- 
pital, and practiced in Baltimore before 
entering the U. S. Medical Corps two 
years ago. He has been in England five 

Lt. Lewis T. Carter 
Lost in Air Action 

Lieut. Lewis T. Carter, 22, pilot of a 
B-17 bomber based in England, has been 
missing in action over Germany since May 
19, according to word received by his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvy Carter, 624 
Lexington Place, N.E., Washington, D. C. 

A Washingtonian, the young flier was 
graduated from Western High School and 
was enrolled in the University of Maryland 
when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces 
in November, 1943. He went overseas in 
March, and at the last report, May 12, had 
completed nine missions. 

His fiancee, Miss Edna Haller, lives in 

Timberlake Tells 
D-Day Reaction 

An intimate glimpse of how men as- 
signed to Alaska and the Aleutians, far 
from the "hot spot" on Invasion Day, re- 
acted to this news is stold by Capt. Turner 
Timberlake, '41, who has been in Alaska 
27 months working on the Alcan Highway. 

At the University, Timberlake was sports 
editor of the Diamondback and editor of 
the "M" Handbook. He was also a mem- 
ber of the Maryland All-Stars, honorary 
4-H organization. 

"Folks at home should be proud of their 
fighting armies today," he wrote. "I have 
often wondered what part we play here 
when the best we can do is to see the 
enemy and to know he is around watching 
our every move, but never actually killing 
or baving physical combat with him. In- 
deed, those men who landed near Cher- 
bourg and the Seine River Delta will live 
forever although many right now are dead. 

"If these men who have wintered the 
winds and subzero temperatures of the 
Yukon territory in tents and have lived 
for 15 months in the fog, rain and driving 
storms of the Aleutians can say and act as 
they do about this mighty military under- 
taking then those of you who are subject to 
rationing and the hatchet of the CIO and 
strikes should bow your heads in shame 
if you, too, cannot face the American sol- 
dier and smile. For this Army of today 
doesn't want a pat on the back, it wants 
co-operation, help and your effort. 

"As for me, I very seldom pray or ask 
the aid of God but yesterday I prayed. I 
prayed that they establish a successful 
beachhead, that they kill every German in 
sight and that the plan is operated to ex- 
actness in every detail. I didn't pray that 
I wasn't there, nor did I impress in my 
mind that I am a whiz-bang when it comes 
to fighting. Instead, I prayed that if I do 
go there I may do what my men expect of 
me, I prayed that I, too, have the courage 
and leadership it takes to win battles dead 
or alive." 

O'Neill Is in 
Invasion Army 

The following message has been re- 
ceived from Lieut. Col. John O'Neill, '31, 
with the 29th Division, Engineer Corps, 
participating in the invasion of Normandy: 

"We've had eight days behind us now, 
and rather rough ones if I do say so. I was 
in command of the Special Engineer Task 
Force that came in at H plus 3 minutes 
to demolish the beach obstacles, "Element 
(Continued on page 9) 


Copt. Kendall S. Young, who attended 
Maryland University in 1938-39, is con- 
gratulated by Col. Robert E. L. Faton, 
his commanding officer, upon receiving 
the Distinguished Flying Cross for his 
part in the attack on Bucharest, Ru- 
mania, April 21. Captain Young is op- 
erations officer in his 15th AAF Liber- 
ator squadron. 

DFC Is Awarded 
Sgt. Henry Miller 

For "extraordinary achievement in aerial 
combat" T/Sgt. Henry L. Miller, student 
at the University of Maryland night school 
for two years, has been awarded the Dis- 
tinguished Flying Cross in the European 
theater of operations. Engineer and top 
turret gunner of the Flying Fortress "Boul- 
der Buff," Sergeant Miller holds the Air 
Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, in 
addition to the Distinguished Flying Cross. 

Before entering the armed service, Ser- 
geant Miller was employed as a fireman at 
Edgewood Arsenal, Md. He was inducted 
into the service in 1942. 

After air mechanic training at Amarillo, 
Texas, he won his wings at aerial gunnery 
school at Wendover, Utah, in 1941. He 
was assigned to a bomber crew, completed 
combat fighting training, and flew overseas 
to join his present squadron. 

Charles LeViness 
Gets New Position 

Charles T. LeViness, who received his 
LL.B. degree from the University in 1926, 
has become general counsel to the Public 
Service Commission, relinquishing his po- 
sition as director of the Department of 
Correction, to which he was appointed by 
Governor O'Conor a year ago. 

From 1935 to 1939, when Governor 
O'Conor was Attorney General, LeViness 
was his assistant. In 1939 LeViness be- 
came chairman of the Baltimore City Board 
of Liquor License Commissioners. 

A native of Salisbury, LeViness is now 
a Baltimore attorney. The appointment 
to his new post will expire in June, 1947. 


155 Receive 
Md. Degrees 

"Old men make the wars, and young 
men have to fight them. Then the old 
men makes the peace — and more mis 

This was one of the significant state 
ments made by Roger J. Whiteford, prom- 
inent Washington attorney, in the Com- 
mencement address June 28 to 155 mem 
bers of the University of Maryland gradu- 
ating class. Title of his address was "\l\ 
feneration Speaks to You.*' 

Mr. Whiteford declared that no man 
can speak for his own generation, that 
this must be done by historians. The out- 
standing contribution of his generation, 
le said, was power — power of organized 
capital, organized labor, organized chari- 
ties, organized educational institutions. 

Calling attention to the misuse of power, 
Mr. Whiteford asserted that his generation 
had lost ground spiritually. "Our deter- 
mination to accomplish things economic 
and social has crowded out the spiritual 
qualities men and women must possess for 
successful living," he said. 

Governmental power also has been 
abused, according to the speaker. "Now 
our government is ruled for the most part 
by pressure groups, and far too few voters 
go to the ballot box because they want 
the best kind of government," he said. 
Rather, he declared, they go seeking spe- 
cial advantages that will benefit themselves 
or their group. 

"That kind of government is going to 
destroy this country, as it destroyed France, 
unless it is changed. This is a real chal- 
lenge to America's young men and wo- 
men," Mr. Whiteford continued. 

"Terrible as this war is," he said, "I 
have the feeling that millions of young 
men will come back from it better citizens. 
Their coming will be a second invasion. 
The dross will have been skimmed off, and 
a metal of fine, pure citizenship will re- 

Diplomas were presented to the 1 1 1 
College Park and 44 Baltimore branch 
graduates by President H. C. Byrd. 

Simpson Is Wounded 

Col. John G. Simpson, '35, USAAF, 
has been wounded in a flight over enemy 
territory and is now in a British hospital. 
He was flying a heavy bomber at the time. 

Simpson played on the Terrapin football 
team and was a member of Kappa Alpha 
fraternity. He recently was promoted to a 
full colonel. 

Two Maryland graduates, James Swartz. '19, and James Stevens, '19, recently 
presented to the University an oil painting of the late Dr. L. B. Broughton, for 
many years dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Shown above at the presen- 
tation June 27 are. left to right, Mrs. H. B. McDonnell, Dean Broughton's mother-in- 
law; Dr. H. B. McDonnell, his father-in-law; Mrs. Forest Holmes, his sister-in-law; 
Mrs. Eleanor Broughton Ettiene, his daughter; President H. C. Byrd; Judge William 
P. Cole Jr., member of the Board of Regents; Mr. Stevens; Mr. Swartz, and Prof. 
Charles S. Richardson. 

Chapman Is Transferred 

Major Ray F. Chapman, '35, of Wash- 
ington, D. C, has been transferred from 
Newport News, Va., to Third Service 
Command headquarters for duty as re- 
gional deputy of the Service Command En- 
gineers, for the Virginia area. 

A graduate of McKinlcy High School in 
Washington, and the University of Mary- 
land, where he received a mechanical en- 
gineering degree, Major Chapman has been 
on active duty with the Army Corps of 
Engineers since December, 1940, serving 
in Washington, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

In civilian life, he was a mechanical en- 
gineer for a New York machinery corpo- 
ration, specializing in power plant design 
and operation. He is a member of the 
American Society of Military Engineers. 

At present, Major Chapman and Mrs. 
Chapman, also a University of Maryland 
graduate, are living at Gambrills, Md. 

Volenti Is Missing 

Lieut. Gino Valenti, '41, was reported 
missing in action following the invasion 
of France. Lieutenant Valenti was active 
in ROTC work and other campus affairs. 
He was a member of the Footlight Club. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 2 

July, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
RAYMOND W. WILD - - - Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

(Continued from page 8) 
C," posts, etc. It was quite a job, but 
we made it. I've had quite a few close ones, 
but am O. K. Looking back, I wonder how 
any of us got on that beach." 

O'Neill is married to the former Jane 
Hammack, '35, who resides at 4608 Am- 
herst Road, College Park, with their son, 

Capt. John W. (Bill) Guckeyson, '37, 
Mustang Pilot, Is Missing in Action 

Capt. John W. (Bill) Guckeyson, 
famed as perhaps the greatest athlete in 
University of Maryland history, is listed 
as "missing in action" over Germany. 

Mrs. Mary G. Lynch, mother of the 
Mustang pilot, said that she had been ad- 
vised by one of Guckeyson's comrades on 
his May 21 mission that her son's para- 
chute was seen to open and drift down 
after his plane was shot down. 

"We have hopes," she said, "that Bill 
is a prisoner of war." 

Guckeyson, whose wife lives at 6705 
46th Street, Chevy Chase, Md., was cred- 
ited before his last mission with seven Ger- 
man planes, six shot down in combat and 
one destroyed on the ground. He holds 
the Distinguished Flying Cross and the 
Air Medal. 

Guckeyson, six-foot-two inch 190-pound 
er, labeled by Maryland U. coaches as "the 
perfect athlete," starred on every major 
sports team at the University before en- 
tering West Point, from which he was 
graduated in 1942. 

At West Point, Guckeyson was barred 
from playing varsity football because he 
had already had three years of college foot- 
ball competition, but he worked with the 
squads and Army coaches bemoaned his 
ineligibility. At Maryland, he was a kick- 
ing-running-passing fullback, famed equal- 
ly for his line hitting ability and his elu- 
siveness in the open field. 

Professional football offers were re- 
jected by Guckeyson after his graduation 
from Maryland and he entered West Point 
after winning a competitive examination. 

At Maryland he was the outstanding 
performer on the basketball, baseball, and 
track teams, as well as football star. On 
each varsity squad he was the fastest man, 
despite his bulk. 

Guckeyson took his primary flight train- 
ing in the Army Air Forces at Grider 
Field, Pine Bluff, Ark., and received his 
wings at Moore Field, Tex., in December, 
1942. He went overseas last November and 
engaged in his first combat flying in Jan- 

I lis first missions were with a group of 
Thunderbolt planes, and he named his 
ship Contrary Mary, as a joking gesture to 
his bride of a few weeks, the former Miss 
Mary Petticrew of Texas. He was credited 
with four "kills" in that ship and when he 
transferred to the Mustang group he 
named his plane Contrary Mary II, getting 
three more "kills." 


Captain Guckeyson's initial victory was 
over an ME 109 which was chasing a P-47. 
"I attacked first," Captain Guckeyson re- 
ported, "and gave the 109 several short 
bursts from dead ajiern, opening fire from 
1 500 yards and closing to 75 yards." Then 
firing one long burst he saw great flashes 
of flame and smoke from around the cock- 
pit and engine of the enemy ship. His 
wing man came in to finish the job with 
several short bursts, and both fliers saw 
the enemy smash into the ground in 

National Sorority 
Installed in June 

National sororities at the University of 
Maryland were increased to 11 in June 
when Pi Phi Beta, local sorority, was in- 
stalled as Maryland Beta chapter of Pi 
Beta Phi. 

Miss Amy B. Onken of Chapin, 111., 
grand president, installed the new chapter 
at ceremonies in the Dean of Women's 
lounge. Other visitors included Mrs. J. M. 
Saunders of Chapel Hill, N. C, Gamma 
province president; Mrs. T. N. Alford, 
editor of The Arrow, Pi Beta Phi maga- 
zine, Coronado, Cal., and members of 
neighboring chapters. 

Among its activities, Pi Beta Phi main- 
tains a settlement school in Tennessee 
for mountain people, and awards scholar- 
ships in physical therapy. The local chap- 
ter was organized in October, 1943. 

Marine Has 
'Close Call' 

Marine Capt. Judson H. Bell, '41, has 
had but one close call in 18 Marine Corps 
dive-bombing missions over Jap-held 
atolls in the Marshall Islands. 

"And that was one too many for com- 
fort." Captain Bell said, "We were attack- 
ing targets on Jaluit that day. Just as the 
plane went into the dive, some heavy anti- 
aircraft burst behind the tail in the exact 
spot where I had been. My gunner told 
me about it after we pulled out. We both 
heaved a sigh of relief." 

Captain Bell's plane was struck once 
by an enemy bullet, but the damage was 
negligible. The shell was of small caliber. 

The captain said that he does not worry 
about any of these raids. He experienced 
his biggest disappointment, he said, in a 
raid over Jaluit. The two planes preceding 
him scored direct hits on the fuel dumps. 
"I was already in a dive," Captain Bell 
said, "but there was no target left for me." 

Captain Bell, who received his wings in 
November, 1942, at Pensacola, Fla., is also 
the squadron's photographic officer. His 
wife lives on Piney Branch Road, Silver 
Spring, Md. 

Lt. George Pyles 
Killed in China 

Lieut. George Pyles, '37-41, U. S. Army 
Air Corps, was killed in action in China 
on January 16. Lieutenant Pyles, together 
with other members of his squadron, at- 
tacked a large group of Japanese bombers 
seeking to bomb their base. 

A letter from Gen. Claire Chenault, Air 
Force commander in the area said, "Lieu- 
tenant Pyles made a very daring and heroic 
frontal attack on the enemy formation. 
After going through them, he turned to 
make an attack from the rear. Before he 
could recover from the turn, he was at- 
tacked by four or five Zero planes and 
shot down. He fell near the town of 
Yunnangi, but his body was recovered and 
brought to Kunming where it was buried 
in our Christian cemetery." 

Lieutenant Pyles had been awarded the 
Purple Heart and also the Air Medal for 
some 42 sorties over enemy territory. 

A brother, Pvt. Gordon K. Pyles, is at- 
tending Stanford University under the 
Army training program. He is enrolled in a 
pre-medical course which should be com- 
pleted in about six months. 


Maryland Men in the Services — 

This is n partial list of Maryland men in the services. Additional names and addresses will 

appear in later issues of the \i UMN1 News. The following are continued from the June 

Aldridge, lames Knnl Lieut. A.P.O. 841. c/o P. M., New Orleans, La. 
Allen, lolm I). Lieut. A. ('. Army Air Base, Dover, Delaware. 
Andrews, .lolm T. Jr. -Capt. 0-379827 A.P.O. 350, c/o Tost Master, 

Now York. 
Unold, Chas. M. S 1/c Bliss Electrical School. Washington 1-'. I). C. 
■y, John Lawrence Lieut, j.g. c/o K.l'.O., San Francisco, Cal. 

larger, Blair B. Ensign c o K.l'.O.. New York. 

lartlett. Wirt I). Lieut. Com. Denton. Maryland. 

iebb. Edward Kent Capt. 0-45494 A.P.O. 150. c I'. M., New York. 

iecker. Clarence E. — Lieut, j.g. — 1608 34th Ave.. Seattle. Washington. 

lennett. Joseph Harrv Ensign 1'SGR -4109 8th St.. N.W., Wash- 

ington II. D. C. 
Benson, Brian M. SK 3/c— USN, ATI! Solomon's Branch, Wash- 
ington, P. C. 
Biggs, Howard M. Lieut. Col. Ft. Belvoir, \'a. 

Bogley, Samuel L\ Lieut. 7004 Wisconsin Ave.. Chevy Chase IS. Md. 
Bonnett. Arthur E. Lieut.- c/o F.P.O., San Erancisci, Cal. 
Bonnet t, Walter Capt. A.P.O. 320, c/ P. M., San Francisco. Cal. 
Boucher. C. R. Capt. A.P.O. 558, c/o P. M.. New York. 
Bower, Francis M. — Capt. — QM School, Camp Lee. Ya. 
Bray ton, Jean H. Capt,- 20 Maple Place, Huntington, New York. 

ssel, C. W. Lieut. USNR 117 Rhode Island Ave., N.E., Washing- 
ton _'. !>. C. 

'olburii. R.- Lieut, j.g. St Julien's Creek, Virginia, 
'ompher. Carlton M. — Lieut. — 10161 W". Outer Drive. Detroit. Mich, 
'omulada. Manuel P. — a/s — Bainbridge, Maryland. 
roft, Charles C. — Lieut. — Ft. McPherson, Georgia. 

lavis, Denzel E. Lieut. — Robins Field, Georgia 
Davidson, Donald C. Captain Camp Hood, Texas. 
Daisy, Preston — Pvt. 33,731,549 Camp Shelbv. Miss. 
DeAtley, E. F.— Major -1921 Lawrence St., N.E.. Washington, D. C. 
Degen, Rudolph G.- Lieut. Ft. Benning. Georgia. 
DePue, L. A. — Lieut, j.g. — Navy Yard. Portsmouth, N. H. 
Dietfenbach, A. W. -Major—Galveston AAF, Galveston, Texas. 
Diggs. W'. B. — Lieut, j.g.— c/o F.P.O.. New York. 
Dressell. J. T.— Lieut. I'SNR N.A.S.. Patuxent River, Maryland. 
Dubel. B.. '17- Marine Barracks. Klamath Falls, Oregon. 
Dunnigan, Arthur P. Lieut. n-462956— A.P.O. 366. c/o P. M„ New- 
Dyer, Harry E. — Lieut. — Ft. W'orden. Washington. 

Edmonds. Ralph M. Lieut. Col.- A.P.O. 635. c/o P. M.. New York. 
Ehrlich, Raphael H. — Pvt.— -Aberdeen Proving Ground. Md. 
Eichenholtz. S. N. — Major M.C. — Veterans Adm.. 13d W. Kingsbridge 

Road. Bronx 63. New York. 
Eisenberger, lames I).— Lieut. A.C.— Kessler Field. Miss. 
Emrey, Jay C. — Lieut. — c/o F.P.O., San Francisco, California. 

Fitzwater, Earl W. Capt. USMC— 104-36 196th St.. Hollis. L. I.. 

New York. 
Flory, Maurice P. Lieut. I'SNR — c/o F.P.O., San Francisco, Cal. 
Foltz, Charles Tage Lieut. Camp Haan, California. 
Poss, Kenneth E. Pvt. 33899049 A.P.O. 15243, c/o P. M.. New York. 
I'd--. Noel E. Capt. 34 Westview Ave., Tuckahoe, New York. 

Garrott, William N. Cpl. Scott Field. Illinois. 

Geiger, C. E. — Lieut. Col. Ft. Knox. Kentucky. 

Grier. George S. Capt. 49 Park Avenue, Newport .News, Va. 

Gwynn, Thomas S. Jr. — Capt. — Camp Lee, Virginia. 

Haddaway, Vaden J. Jr. Lieut. 0-547556- Camp Jos. T. Robinson. 

Hambleton, H. B. Ir. Capt. A.P.O. 305. New York, 
llano, W. I. Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Hart. Richard K, S 'Sgt. Army Air Field, Camp Davis, N. C. 
Hayes. Louis Y. Commander I'. S. Naval Hospital, Corpus Christi, 

Hewitt. I. M. Major Ft. lackson. South Carolina. 

Holland. Harvey II. Lieut. 8401 Piney Br. Road, Silver Spring, Md. 
Holt. Lawrence J.— Capt. 412 Quackenbos St.. N.W., Washington. 

n. c. 

Horden. Burton D. — Capt. — QMC Richmond. Virginia. 

Hunt. Charles Lieut. Com. 3606 New Hampshire Ave., Wash.. I). C. 
Hunt. Walter E. Capt. QMC, Ft. Devens, Massachusetts. 
Humphreys, Arthur I. Pvt. Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. 

Jackson. William Rude '34 Major c/o F.P.O., San Francisco, Cal 
Jansson, G. A. W. Lieut, j.g. 1SOQ, Naval Air Station, Dallas 2, Tex. 
Jerardi, I. V.— Lieut.— c/o F.P.O.. New York. 

I ..I I'D. New York 


Kadison, Stuart L. Lieut, j.g. 

Karlstad. C. II. Colonel Camp Campbell, Kentucky. 

Keat. William George Ensign c o 1722 Hobarl St., N.W.. Wa 

ton, i> C, 
Kemper, l..lm M. I.. USNR 5 Champlin St., Newport, Kb 
Kienhofer. Robert F. Ensign Norfolk. Va, 
KnepUy. George W. Pfc. 33740333 A.P.O Vork. 

Korab, Arnold A. Lieut, j.g. Naval Air Station. Pasco, Wash 
Korab. Harrv E. Jr. Pvt. Camp Wheeler, Ga. 

l.a.Mar. Austin A. Field Director, American Red Cross C .. F.P.O., 

San Francisco, Cal. 
Lanham. P. T. ("apt. 711'' Castor Avenue. Philadelphia .'4, Pa. 
Lewis. Thomas 11. Capt. -15 Manor Road. Douglaston, L. [., New 

Lowe. Hollis Ir. Lieut. -Blanton Lane, Rt. _». Shively, Kentucky. 
Loveless, Ernest A. Ir. Ensign—Clinton, Md. 
I.untz. John G. — Pvt.- Camp Bowie. Texa-. 

Markowsky, Edwin Dr. 01692025— A.P.O. 255, e o P. M.. New York. 
Marshall, Fred H. Lieut. Col. Army Air Base, Pueblo, Col,, ado. 
Miller. I. W. '39 Sgt.- Charleston. S. C. 
Mueller, J. Leo III Capt.- New River, S. C. 

McGill, L. II. R. Pvt. 33934397 Camp Stewart. Georgia. 
McGinniss, Arria G. — Lieut, j.g. Naval Research Lab.. Anacostia, D, C. 

Naylor, A. E, I'SNR Annapolis. Md. 

Newman. Robert A.— Captain A.P.O. 600, New York. 

Otten, L. I. Jr.— Capt. 394339— A.P.O. 559, c/o P. M . New York. 
Owens. Emmet D. Ensign c/o F.P.O.. San Francisco, California. 

Pates. William C. Capt. 0-340928 A.P.O.. 528 I API' 509), c/o P M 

New York. 
Phillips. Arthur G.— Cpl. 13156425 A.P.O. 15372, c/o P. M., New 


Reed. R. Donald '34— Capt. 0-482443— A.P.O. 51". c o P. M., New 

Reese, E. L. Jr.- Ensign— c/o F.P.O.. New York. 
Reeves, Samuel W. Ill — Capt. — Camp Livingston, Louisiana 
Reid, Robert T. Lieut. ISNR— V. S. Naval Air Station. Memphis, 

I ennessee. 
Ridgway, A. Owen— A/T 13085249— Greenville. Mississippi 
Roberts. Lloyd W.— S/Sgt. U085250 Camp McCain. Mississippi. 
Roseman, Morris — Lieut. — Eglin Field, Florida. 

Salganik, Alvin C— Lieut, j.g. — c/o F.P.O., New York 

Sandler. Robt.— Sgt. 33727228— A.P.O. 546, c/o P. M.. New York 

Saum, Hugh Capt. — Riverdale, Maryland. 

Saum, lames B. Lieut. — Camp Howze. Texas. 

Seay, Charles P.— Lieut, j.g. — Gunston Hall Apt.. Alexandria. Va 

Schaffer, J. David 2nd Lieut. — P. O. Box 644, Auburn, Ala 

Shegogue, Edward R. '37 — Lieut. 0-1051370 A.P.O. 005, c P. M. 

San Francisco. Cal. 
Shulman, Fred Sgt. .'.374701.; Camp Claiborne, Louisiana 
Sisson, Jos. W. Jr.— Lieut. Col.- A.P.O. 1. c P. M., New York. 
Slade. lolm L. Lieut. Camp Shelby, Mississippi. 
Smith. Blair II.- Quonset Point. Rhode Island 

Smith. E. Milton Jr. S I'SNK 11 in Walnut Ave.. Baltimore 29, Md 
Smith. Wm. B. Lieut. Pensacola. Florida. 
Smoot, John I. Lieut, j.g. Fort Pierce. Florida. 
Snyder. G. T. ('apt. 904 Chestnut St.. Philadelphia 7. Pa, 
Spicer, 1. R. Ensign c K P.O. . San Francisco, Cal 
Stark, Elwood V. Lieut. 1 [586227 A.P.O. 350, e P M New Vork 
Steele. Robert B.— Lieut. — c/o F.P.O., San Francisco, Cal. 

Thomas, E. Eugene '34 Lieut, j.g. San Diego, Cal. 

Thomas. Nelson John Capt. 0-511505 A.P.O. 627, c P. M , New 

Thomas, Robert W. Lieut. Col. .^2h2 N St.. N.W.. Washington l> (' 
Titles, Norman D. Lieut. 0864369 A.P.O. 16014, c I'. M. Ne« 


Wagner, Ernest G. Major Alva, Okla. 

Walter-. I. F. I. uiit. Col. I'SMC c/o 1 P.O., S.m Francisco, Cal 

Ward. Maurice C. Lieut. Germantown, Maryland 

Wilson. lames S. Sgt. 3315748" A.P.O. 956, e o P. M., San Fran 

Cisco, ( alifornia. 
Wise, Paul S.- Cpl. Fort Story, Virginia. 


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AUGUST. 1944 

• • 


Judge Adams, 
Regent, Dies 

judge Roland K. Adams, 14. member of 
the Maryland Court of Appeals and former 
regent of the University of Maryland, died 
at his home in Baltimore on July 29. He 
was >S years old. 

Judge Adams, who formerly served on 
the Baltimore Supreme Bench, was a civil- 
ian defense regional director under the 
Third Service Command. He was deputy 
state's attorney when Herbert R. O'Conor 
headed that office. Governor O'Conor ap- 
pointed him to the Appellate Court in 
January. 1943. 

Judge Adams was born July 10, 1889, at 
Waynesboro. Fa., and moved with his 
family in 1895 to Boonsboro, Md. He at- 
tended Hagerstown High School, was 
graduated from St. John's College, Annap- 
olis, in 1911, and from the Maryland Uni- 
versity Law School in 1914. 

He withdrew from a law partnership 
with John J. Donaldson, Baltimore attor- 
ney , in 1915 to join the law firm of Haman, 
Cook, Chesnut, and Markell. Eight years 
later he formed a partnership with Edward 
F. Johnson, Baltimore representative of 
the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. 
In 1924, Adams was appointed deputy 
state's attorney, a post which he resigned 
from several years later to re-enter private 
practice. He field tfie rank of captain in 
the infantry during the first World War, 
but did not go overseas. 

Gov. Albert C. Ritchie named the Bal- 
timore lawyer to the Supreme Bencfi in 
February, 1934. Judge Adams was elected 
to a 1 5-year term tfie following November. 

A son, Roland K. Adams, Jr., is now a 
student at the University. 

Lawrence Chiswell 
Killed at Anzio 

Lieut. Lawrence R. Chiswell, '31, an 
Infantry officer, was killed on June 3 wfiile 
fighting with tfie Anzio beachhead forces 
below Rome the day before the city fell. 

He was a member of the Maryland Na- 
tional Guard and was inducted into the 
regular Army when tfie Guard was mobil- 
ized in 1941. He was transferred from tfie 
29th Division to another unit while train- 
ing in this country, and in April, 1943, he 
sailed for the Mediterranean battle front. 

He was wounded at San Pietro last Jan- 
uary, spent several months in the hospital, 
and returned to duty in time to join the 
amphibious operations at Anzio. Following 
his graduation from the University, he- 
was employed by Hochschild, Kohn and 
Company, Baltimore. 


John Reckord, '41, 
Dies in Normandy 

Capt. John Rcckord, '41, Baltimore, 
lost his fife June 23 in battle in Normandy. 

Captain Rcckord, 26, son of the late 
Jolin G. Rcckord and Mrs. William Hoop- 
er of Baltimore, was the nepfiew of Maj. 
Gen. Milton A. Reckord, wfio is provost 
general in tfie European tficater of oper- 
ations. Captain Reckord had been sta- 
tioned overseas since January. 

Entering the service shortly after his 
graduation from the University, Reckord 
began his Army career as a second lieuten- 
ant at Fort Benning, Ga. At the University 
he was cadet colonel of the ROTC regi- 
ment and was president of the Student 
Government Association. He received his 
preliminary education at tfie City College 
and attended the United States Military 
Academy at West Point for one year. 

Captain Reckord is survived by bis 
widow, Mrs. Betty Catland Reckord, and 
a daughter, Barrie Frost, of Catonsville. 

Woodward Is Killed 

S/Sgt. Albert Woodward, student at 
Maryland University in 1940 43 before en- 
tering tfie Air Corps, was killed July 1 5 in 
the North African theater. He was a Lib- 
erator ball turret gunner. 

Sergeant Woodward was the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Thompson Woodward of Col- 
lege Heights, Md. The 20 year-old ser- 
geant had completed s4 missions and held 
tfie Air Medal and several Oak Leaf Clus- 

His last letter home was written the daj 
before he died. 

• ■ 

Milton Athey 
Dies in Crash 

Air Cadet Milton Woodword Athey, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Athey of 
Cumberland, was killed in an airplane 
training accident at Luke Field, Phoenix, 
Ariz.. July 26. according to word received 
by his parents. No details of the accident 
were included in the message. Cadet Athey 
was near the end of his advanced flight 
training at the Arizona Air Base when he 
was killed. 

Athey entered the University of Mary- 
land in September, 1942, and before with 
drawing to enlist in the Army, he earned 
his Freshman letters in both football and 
basketball. Clark Shaugfinessy, former 
Maryland football coach, rated Atficy as an 
exceptional prospect. 

While he was at College Park, Cadet 
Athey passed his Air Corps examination, 
but due to an error he was assigned to the 
Infantry and was stationed for a time at 
Camp Walters, Tex. After his transfer to 
tfie Air Corps, fie received training at the 
University of Montana; at Tucson, Ariz.; 
Santa Anna, Cal., and Ontario, Cal., be- 
fore being assigned to Luke Field for ad- 
vanced fighter pilot work. 

Cadet Athey, who had never received a 
furlough since his enlistment, would have 
been 21 years old on July 28. 

In a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Athey, Col. 
John Nissley, commanding officer at Luke 
Field, praised Cadet Atfiey as an out- 
standing man and exceptional student. He 
conveyed tfie regrets of the officers and 
cadets of Luke Field on Cadet Athey 's 

Vol. XVI 

No. 3 

August, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 


A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
RAYMOND W. WILD - - - Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 


Tech. Sgt. George H. Higgins, former 
Maryland student, is awarded the Air 
Medal for "meritorious achievement 
while participating in sustained opera- 
tional activities aganst the enemy." Ser- 
geant Higgins is a B-24 Liberator waist 
gunner and chief engineer. His plane, 
the "Nancy Jane," has taken part in at- 
tacks on Regensburg, Steyr, Wiener- 
Neustadt. Ploesti. Budapest and Bucha- 
rest, from Italian bases. 

Bowers Awarded 
Legion of Merit 

Lieut. Commander John Bowers, who 
was graduated from the University Med- 
ical School in 1938, has been awarded the 
Legion of Merit by Admiral C. W. Nimitz. 

The award was presented for outstanding 
heroism and professional skill in saving 
the lives of a number of officers and men. 
who were adrift for three days in the Pa- 
cific after their ship had been sunk by the 
enemy. The citation was awarded to the 
Navy medical officer at ceremonies at the 
Naval Hospital, Quantico Marine Barracks. 

The citation states that loss of life among 
the 10 officers and 65 men was relatively 
small because of the "professional skill and 
ceaseless attention of Commander Bowers. 
For 14 hours he remained in the water, 
swimming between the rafts and applying 
dressings to wounds as best he could with 
the meager facilities at hand. In addition 
to carrying out his duties as a medical offi- 
cer, he kept up the morale and spirits of 
the survivors." 

Bowers was assistant resident in internal 
medicine at the University Hospital in 
Baltimore when he was called to active 
duty in 1941. He is now stationed at the 
hospital at Quantico. 

Fisher Given 
Service Cross 

Capt, Ralph Fisher, '35, has been award 
ed the Distinguished Service Cross post 
bumously, the Wai Department lias re 

The son of \li and \hv Frank I ishci 
of Hyattsville, Captain Fishei commanded 
a companj oi an armored infantrj regi 
Hunt which took in the C'assmo drive 
The company, led b\ C 'apt. nn Fisher, 
gained its objective on a lull and took it 
The artillerj trajectorj was too Hat to 
Cover the reverse slope of the hill near the 
crest, and Captain Fisher twice radioed 
for the artillery to shorten its r.muc. 

The second tune, the firing officers ra 
dioed that shells would fall on his position. 
Captain Fisher ordered the artillery to fire 
and said that he would take the chance of 
being hit rather than give up his position 
The artillery fired and many shells ex- 
ploded on the crest of the hill. Captain 
Fisher was among the men killed. 

Upon completion of his RO'I'C work 
at the University, Fisher received his com 
mission in the reserve corps. I le was tailed 
to duty as a first lieutenant in 1940. After 
receiving his captaincy in March, 1942. 
he participated m the North African and 
the Tunisian campaigns. 


Lieut. Col. Thaddeus R. Dulin, 35, was 
killed in action in France on June 22. Ik- 
was serving with the 4th Infantry Division 
at the time of his death. 

Dulin was president of Scabbard and 
Blade at the University, and a member of 
Sigma Nu fraternity. His widow, the for- 
mer Catherine M. Porter, lives in Wash- 
ington. D. C. 

Lieut. Cino Valenti, 41, Washington, 
D. C, has been reported dead of wounds, 
after originally being reported missing in 
action in Normandy while serving with 
an infantry unit. 

Lieut. Richard S. C. Reul. '41, Chevy 
Chase, Md., was reported missing June 10 
over France. Ik was a Mustang fighter 

Lieut. Reid spent four years in the 
ROTC at Maryland, and was commissioned 
upon graduation. Ik served at several 
camps before going overseas in \pril of 
this vcar. 


Lieut. Harry Anderson, '41. stationed in 
the Central Pacific, is showyi being dec- 
orated with the Air Medal "for achieve- 
ment in flight with distinction above and 
beyond that normally expected." A pilot 
on a Liberator bomber, "Hank" has been 
overseas since January and has been on 
approximately 14 missions. His creu- is 
credited with a Jap Zero. Lieutenant An- 
derson is married to the former Jane 
Howard. '42. 

Small Decorated 
For 112 Missions 

Lieut. Isadore Small. '41 42, fighter 
pilot, has received the Distinguished My 
ing Cross, the Air Medal, and an Oak Leal 
Cluster in Burma, after acquiring a total of 
112 combat missions. Lieutenant Small 
took aeronautical engineering at the Uni 
versity, enlisting in his final year 

Since last September, Lieutenant Small 
has been in Burma flying an V-36 Invader 
plane. Stationed in the wilds of Burma. 
Lieutenant Small lives in a tent in the 
jungle mud. 

In a recent letter to his sister, he wrote 
that "I have never seen so many hardships 
or been through so main discomforts, but 
I am having one heck of a good tune and 
enjoy every minute of it." The 22-year 
old pilot said that he had been on a search 
ing party and had come across sonic fresh 
tiger tracks. "Very exciting but not good 
for a steady diet." he commented. 

Of the invasion. Lieutenant Small wrote. 
"The news of the invasion sure was i good 
shot in the arm to us. It was just like the 
whistle for the start of the fourth quarter 
in a football game. The end is coming up."' 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Lieut. David L. Sheridan, '42, is a gun 
nery instructor at Camp Wheeler. Ga. In 
June, 1942. Sheridan was inducted into 
the Army, and received his basic training 
at Camp Gruber, Okla. He was advanced to 
technical sergeant at that camp. He was 
commissioned a second lieutenant in anti- 
aircraft training in November. 1943, at 
Camp Davis. N. C. At his own request, in 
March. 1944, Lieutenant Sheridan was 
transferred to the Infantry and sent to Ft. 
Benning, Ga., for the further training. 
Upon completion of this training, he was 
assigned to Camp Wheeler. 

Joseph L. McGlone, '26, president of 
the student body in 1925-26, died of a 
heart attack on May 13. He had been 
manager of the Federal Bureau of Prisons 
since December. 1931. For the past si:; 
vears, he was located at Decatur, Ga., as 
general manager for the Federal Penitcn 
tiary in Atlanta. Mr. McGlone once served 
as County Agent at Oakland, Md. 

Capt. George C. Pendleton, '42, re 
cently was awarded the Distinguished Fly- 
ing Cross. Captain Pendleton was a Path 
finder navigator for a squadron of B-l~ 
Flying Fortresses that made the first shut- 
tle bombing mission to Russia and returned 
to Italy. He is now stationed at the head- 
quarters of the Third Bomber Division 
somewhere in England. Pendleton is a 
member of Theta Chi fraternity. 

Lieut. Richard W. Shaffer, '41, has been 
stationed in Normandy with an Ordnance 
outfit. He is automotive officer and has 
complete supervision of an automotive sec- 
tion and shop. Lieutenant Shaffer is mar- 
ried to the former Margaret Weil, '41. and 
they have a 10-month old daughter, 
Bonnie Carol. Lieutenant Shaffer served in 
England before being sent to France, and 
has been overseas for eight months. Mrs. 
Shaffer and Bonnie Carol are living for 
the duration with Mrs. Shaffer's parents in 
Alexandria. Va. 

Lieut. Denzel E. Davis. '3 3. is stationed 
at the Warner Robins Air Service Com- 
mand as officer-in-charge of the Airborne 
Radio Maintenance and Radio Operations 
School in an Army Air Forces base unit 
(signal schools), Robins Field, Ga. He re- 
ceived his rank of first lieutenant in March 
of this year. Lieutenant Davis writes that 
lie recently was on a tour in Dayton, Ohio, 
where he visited Arthur Gambrill, '34, a 
first lieutenant in the AAF, stationed with 
the materiel command at Wright Field. \ 


Commander Sam L. Silber, '34, is con- 
gratulated by Rear Admiral Andrew C. 
McFall upon receiving three medals for 
extraordinary achievement in the South 
Pacific. Former commander of a carrier- 
based fighter squadron. Commander Sil- 
ber shot down three Jap planes in three 
minutes last January in an attack on 
Japanese shipping off New Ireland. For 
his achievement. Commander Silber re- 
ceived two gold stars, representing Dis- 
tinguished Flying Crosses, and the Air 

son, William Arthur, was born to Lieuten- 
ant and Mrs. Gambrill on April 5. 

Lieut. Col. Robert J. Wilson, '27, died 
July 1 1 at Brims General Hospital, Santa 
Fe, New Mexico, where he was staff officer. 
\ native of Buffalo, N. Y., Colonel Wilson 
was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa frater- 
nity and vice president of the Glee Club 
during his college days. He obtained his 
medical degree at Buffalo University in 
1931. Colonel Wilson was an interne and 
assistant supervisor in the Surgical Division 
of the Walter Reed Hospital for a year. 
He returned to Washington, D. C, in the 
finance and supply division in the office 
of the Surgeon General in December, 1939. 
Subsequently, he became chief of the per- 
sonnel division, leaving that post for Brims 
General Hospital in 1942. He is survived 
by 1 1 is widow, Mrs. Grace Wilson, and a 
son and a daughter. Colonel Wilson was 
38 years old. 

Richard Schall, '42 43, and Lewis Wal- 
ter Zekiel, '41-43, started "boot training" 
at Parris Island, July 1, after completing 
their basic training with the Marine Y-12 
unit at Colgate University. 

Pfc. Walter T. Shepard, '42-43, died 
in action in Italy, the War Department 
has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
John B. Shepard. Chevy Chase, Md. Mr. 
Shepard said his son's last letter was writ- 
ten the day before he was reported to have 
been killed. After a semester at the Uni- 
versity, Shepard entered the Army, and 
went overseas a year ago. 

Capt. William E. Brown Jr., '36-40, 
is serving as company commander on the 
Fifth Army front in Italy with a quarter- 
master truck battalion. He has been over- 
seas two years and in combat in both Italy 
and Africa. His battalion set a record of 
driving 400,000 miles in one month with- 
out an accident. 

Pfc. Lewis Doetsche, '42 43. was 
wounded in the right leg while fighting 
with the Marines in the Mariana Islands 
in the Southwest Pacific. This is the sec- 
ond time Private Doetsche has been 
wounded in action. His left leg was in- 
jured February 8 during fighting on the 
Marshall Islands. He was hospitalized for 
two months, received the Purple Heart, 
and returned to combat duty early in June. 
He went overseas in January. 

James H. Barrett Jr., '39-41 has been 
promoted from first lieutenant to captain 
in the U. S. Army. At the University he 
studied aeronautical engineering, and en- 
tered the Army in September. 1941. He is 
married and has a daughter, and is sta- 
tioned at Jacksonville, Fla. 

Walter D. Wise, graduate of the Bal- 
timore division of the University of Man- 
land and former professor of surgery at 
the University, has been promoted to the 
rank of colonel. Entering the Army in 
April, 1942, he served as medical director 
of Selective Service for Maryland before 
being assigned as Surgical Consultant for 
the Third Service Command hospitals. He 
was president of the Baltimore City Med- 
ical Society in 1943, president of the Med- 
ical Alumni Association of the University 
of Maryland in 1942. and secretary of the 
Medical and Chirurgical faculty from 1932 
to 1939. 

Lieut. Eugene Ochsenreiter, '42, is sta- 
tioned at Supply and Maintenance Head- 
quarters of the AAF, Pratt, Kansas. Lieu- 
tenant Ochsenreiter is a Phi Delt. A son 
was born to him and his wife, the former 
Mary Jane Dawson, '43, on April 23, 
Mrs. Ochsenreiter is a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma sorority. 

Marine Lieut. Richard M. Hunt, '37, 
and liis wife, WAC Capt. Beth Hunt. SCp 
arated by the war for two years, recently 
had a surprise meeting in Australia. The 
Hunts formerly lived in Washington, D. C 

Lieut. Edward M. Frost Jr., '41 42. who 
was shot down over It.ih November 5 ol 
last year and is now a German prisoner of 
war, has been awarded an Air Medal with 
one Oak Leaf Cluster. The award was 
made to his mother. Mrs Kathleen I . 
Frost, of Towson. In die citation which 
accompanied the award, the 21-year-old 
flyer was praised "for meritorious achieve 
ment while participating in 17 soities 
against the enemy." 

Lieut. Karl E. Keyes, '34 3(), boinbaidici 
on a B 24 Liberator bomber, has flown 
2S missions in the Mediterranean theater. 
including attacks on enemy aircraft fac 
tories. oil refineries, ami other strategic 
places in Rumania, Austria. Germany, Italy, 
and France. He received the Air Medal for 
'meritorious achievement in aerial flight 
while participating in sustained operational 
activities against the enemy." Lieutenant 
Keyes entered the Army in fune, 1942, 
and received his commission at Midland, 
lex., on December 4, 1943. 

Lieut. Lowell T. Keagy, '42. USMC. 
was married on April S to Ruth Mary 
Litkus of Washington. D. C. Lieutenant 
Keagy took his work at the University in 
the College of Commerce. 

Lieut, (j.g.) Norman R. Sachs, a ^i id 
uate of the Maryland School of Pharmacy. 
is serving on a battleship somewhere in the 
Pacific. He enlisted as a pharmacist's mate 
I second class) and later won his commis- 
sion as an ensign. He continued training 
m both the U. S. Navy Recognition School 
at Ohio State University and the submarine 
base at New London. Conn., before sail- 
ing on combat duty. 

Maj. Francis X. Beamer, '40, writes 
that he recently saw Paul McNeil. Leon 
Vannais, '3S-40. Bill Bates, '39 40, and 
Charles (Chuck) Zulick, '37, in the South 

Lieut. Charles F. Simms, '42. husband 
of the former Gertrude Plumer, '40, is 
now overseas and has participated in a 
course designed to bridge the gap between 
training in the States and soldiering in an 
active theater of war. His next station will 
be one from which American fighter planes 
take off to smash the Nazi war machine. 

Cpl. Dante J. Macario, '42-43, is near 
ing completion of his training at Tucson, 
Ariz., as an aerial gunner on a 10-nian Lib- 
erator bomber. He will soon go overseas 
for active duty. Corporal Macario entered 
the service in June of last year. 

June 6 was a big day for Pvt. Wallace 
R. Fanning Jr,. '39 42, in two respects: 
His outfit, which had long been preparing 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

ui England, was read) to strike at the 
enemy's Fortress Europe; and a cablegram 

informed him of the bath of a son. To 
his wife ami son. Michael \nthonv. born 
May 29, Private Fanning wrote a D Dav 
letter so that the) would know what he 
is fighting for. 

Pvt. Elmira Pearson. '42. whose father 
is a general, is herself preparing for a |ob 
with the Army. She is taking her basic in 
striatum at the Third \\ \C Training 
Center at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. For two 
vcais prior to her enlistment in the W \C. 
Private Pearson was a secretary to the Brit 
ish \riny Staff in Washington. D. C. She 
attended the Incarnate Word High School, 
San Antonio. Tex., and the University of 
Hawaii. Honolulu. She was a member of 
kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Maryland. 
Upon completion of five weeks' intensive 
instruction at Ft. Oglethorpe. Private 
Pearson will be assigned to duty with the 
Army Service Tones. 

Paul Duke, '42-43, is at Camp Carson, 

Bill Crow, '43. is stationed at Camp 
Livingston, La. 

Irving Gordy, '43, is serving in Burma 
with Merrill's Marauders. 

Ted Beuermann, '43. is with the Fifth 
Infantry at Ft. Benning, Ga. 

Gene Sullivan, '43. is stationed in Faig- 

Tom Coleman, '40. is m Orlando, Fla. 

Lieut. John Dobler, '43, is at Ft. Ben- 
ning. Ga. He has been in camps in Colo- 
rado and California. 

Nine former students at the Universitv 
started "boot training" at Paris Island July 
1 after completing the basic training with 
the Marine Y-12 Unit at Colgate Univer- 
sitv-. They are John Rudy, '42 43; Frank 
Brinkman, '42 43; Robert W. Wend, 
'42 43; Richard Schall, '42-43; Lewis W. 
Zekiel '41-43; Jerome Glazer, '41-43; 
Michael M. Goldberg, '4143; Fred Jack- 
son, '42 43; and John T. Boyle, '42-43. 

While serving as 'Theater Laundry Offi- 
cer with the Army's Service of Supply on 
New South Caledonia, South Pacific, 
Maurice B. Sinsheimer Jr., '37, former 
owner of a laundry and dry cleaning busi- 
mess in Washington, D. C, has been 

promoted from apt on to majoi M 
Sinsheimer supervises tin operation of all 
quartermasrci laundr) in tin South Pa 

lie I 1 ll III Klllslv II Ills til lllllist || 

tlu mill who tikis bull mi 

tonus foi everybody " Majoi Smslu mi< 

Wife, the liuini I Mis I ' 

ind then two-year-old daughter, Suzanne, 

live at 1342 Pern Plaa N \\ Wash 
ton. I) ( 

Ralhrvn Claire ki-nniv. I I) ml 
Lieut. Ramon drelciki. (\ WCT( nui 

mil m Juh. Following tin wedding, the 

( ouple left ti'i Texas Mis ( ,u li cki u 

ceived the \ B. degree ami M \ d< 
from the University, ami was president "I 
Delta Delta Delta soionh I In bridegroom 
was i membei ol Kappa \lpha fraternity 

and president of the student bodv 

Lieut. Col. Roger S. Whitcford. '27, 
landed with invasion tioops in Xoiniandv 
on June 7. Eleven davs latei he was wound 
ed bj a mortal shell but not seiioiish 

Colonel W hiteford is the holdei ot tin 
Bronze Star. Purple Heart, ami tin I xpert 
Infantryman's Badge, all awarded him in 


Lieut. Harry E. Flook Jr., 41 42. ic 
ccntly completed a course at an \n Seiv 
ice Command in England designed to 
further train him for combat duty. 

Lieut. James L. Whittle Jr., a student in 
aeronautical engineering at the Universitv 
when he enlisted in the Army in 1941. is 
enrolled in an orientation course at an 
Air Service Command Station in England, 
preparatory to combat dutv. He recently 
was commissioned second lieutenant with 
the rating of pilot, at Lubbock Armv Air 
Field, 'Tex. 

Daniel M. Fink, former pre medical 
student at the University, is a student in 
the Armv Specialized Training Reserve 
Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 
Blacksburg, Va. 

Philip Austen Murkland, 03 years old, 
a graduate of the Universitv Law School, 
died July 26 in Clifton Springs. \. Y. The 
Baltimore born publisher and mailorder 
house executive made his home in Chi- 
cago for 2(1 years and then moved to New 
York. When ill health caused his retire- 
ment from an executive position in Sears 
Roebuck and Company, Mr. Murkland 
returned to Baltimore to live. 

Mearle DuVall, '42, back from the 
wars with a disabling leg wound, has 
taken up where he left off in the athletic 
world with a position as football coach 
of the National Training School for Boys 
m Washington. D. C. Star quarterback 
of the Maryland eleven. DuVall, like sev- 
eral other Old lane athletes, joined the 
paratroops. A lieutenant, he was wounded 
in action in Italy and has received a med 
ical discharge. 



Robert A. Groves, '42, has been promoted 
to the rank of captain at Washington 
National Airport Army Base, where he is 
Base Technical Inspector. At the Univer- 
sity he was a member of the ROTC, 
Pershing Rifles, and the American So- 
ciety of Civil Engineers. 


Milton T. Goedeke, '41, has been promot- 
ed to the grade of captain, it has been 
announced by the commanding officer of 
the Reno, Nevada, Army Air Base, train- 
ing unit operated by the Ferrying Divi- 
sion of the Air Transport Command- 
Captain Goedeke has been in the Army 
since September, 1942. 

Barbara Jane Wagner, '43, was mar- 
ried to Cpl. Clavton C. Werner on July 
29, in Riverdale, Md. They will reside in 
Riverdale. Mrs. Werner is a member of 
Alpha Xi Delta sorority. 

Who-What-When-Where- 1 

Emanuel (Zal) Zalesak, '25, proprietor 
of the Varsity Grill at College Park, has 
been appointed to represent this area on an 
OPA Advisory Committee. He is a mem 
her of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. 

Dr. Robert Lee Russell, a graduate of 
the University, Baltimore, a government 
physician for almost half a century and the 
last surviving male member of an old 
Washington family, died June 28 in St. 
Joseph's Hospital, Asheville, N. C, after 
an illness of six months. Dr. Russell re- 
tired three years ago from the Veterans' 
Administration in which he had served 
for main vcars, principally at the Otcen. 
N. C, hospital. He also had been in the 
Public Health Service, and before that 
time, served as medical director of the 
Indian Service. He was 73 years old. 

Ensign Charles R. Pitts, USNR, '42 43, 
recently was married to Miss Sarah Jane 
Blockson of Wilmington, Del. Ensign and 
Mrs. Pitts are making their home in San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Lieut. Hugh W. Wagner, '42 43. was 
married July 8 to Miss \lerrill Evelyn 
Raggio, Natchitoches, La. Lieutenant 
Wagner was commissioned on March 12 
as a fighter pilot at Eagle Pass, Tex., and is 
a member of a Mustang fighter squadron 
stationed at the Bartow, Fla., Army Air 

Elree Dayton, a student at Maryland 
until his induction into the armed forces 
in March of this year, suffered a broken 
neck July 20 while attending a beach 
parh given in his honor at Cambridge, Md. 
Dayton was playing baseball when he was 
accidentally struck under the chin by one 
of the boys in the party, resulting in a 
broken bone in his neck and two bones 
knocked out of place. He was at home on 
a short leave and was to leave the follow- 
ing morning for an Army camp in Okla- 

Stirling Kehoe, '40-43, is now a staff 
sergeant in the Army and is stationed at 
Ft. Jackson, S. C. He is also athletic non- 
commissioned officer for his company. Ser- 
geant Kehoe writes that he sees John Tate, 
'43, almost every day. 

Sgt. John T. Thompson, '41 42, has 
returned from service outside the conti- 
nental United States and is now being 
processed through the Army Air Forces 
Redistribution Center No. 2 at Miami 
Beach. He served as administration clerk 
for 29 months in the Caribbean area. 

Charles Mindel, who received a law 
degree at the University in 1931, has re- 
signed his position as Assistant United 
States Attorney to engage in private law 
practice in Baltimore. Before taking the 
Federal position, he worked with the Leg- 
islative Council of Maryland. 

Mildred White, '43, is associated with 
the Willingham-Tift Lumber Company, 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs. Charles Crawford, the forme 
Muriel Anderson, '41, has returned to 
Washington, D. C, from Maxwell Field, 
Ala., where her husband has been sta- 
tioned. Aviation Cadet Crawford, who 
left the University in January, 1943, to 
enter the Army, is now stationed at Lyn- 
dall Field, Fla. Mrs. Crawford took her 
work at the University in Home Eco- 

Jean Marie Beall, -13. and Lieut. Rob- 
ert C. James, '40-44, were married recently 
in St. Andrews Church, College Park. 
Lieutenant James is stationed at Ft. Ben- 
ning, Ga. 

Dr. Alice S. Wooley, who received her 
medical degree from the University of 
Maryland, has been named president of 
the American Medical Women's Associa- 
tion. Dr. Wooley resides and practices her 
profession in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. She 
holds distinguished positions in the med- 
ical profession and is widely active in civic 
affairs. Dr. Wooley is past president of the 
Women's Medical Society of New York 
State and has been active in state and Fed- 
eral government legislation in the interests 
of her profession. She served two years 
overseas in the last war and was awarded 
the Medaillc de la Reconnaissance Fran- 
chise by the French Government in rcc 
ognition of her service. 

Charles Wallace Ruth, former student 
at the Baltimore branch of the University, 
has received his commission as ensign at 
the Cornell University Midshipman School. 
After a leave with his family in Baltimore, 
he reported to an advanced training school. 

Lieut. John H. Ackerman, '41, has been 
graduated as a bombardier at the Army 
Air Field, Victorville, Cal. 

Manages Cafeteria 

Claudine Morgan. '30, former Home 
Economics director at Bladcnsburg High 
School, has been appointed manager of the 
cafeteria at IBM Plant No. 2, Washington, 
D. C. 

Miss Morgan received a Bachelor of Sci- 
ence degree from the College of Home 
Economics. Since that time she has done 
graduate work at the University. From 
1930 until June, 1944, Miss Morgan was 
associated with the Prince Georges County 


Marylanders in the Services — 

Tins is a partial list of Maryland men and women iii the services. Additional names and 

addresses will appear in later issues of the ALUMNI News. The following aie continued 
from the July issue: 


Bono, Vivian E. Lieut, (j.g.) 37-41 85th St., rackson Heights, Long 

[sland, X. Y. 
Bohlin, Mary Hedda Lt. USMCWR Cherrj Point, N. C. 
Bonham, Virginia WAC. 

Bourke, Anne R. Ensign I'. S. .Naval Hospital, Carpus Christi, Texas. 
Bryan, Betty I. On duty in New York with tin- WANKS. 
Butler. Isabel 2nd Lieut. USMCWR Camp Lejeune, New River, N. C. 

Cohen, Gertrude C. Lieut. ANC- Station Hospital, Hunter Field, Ga. 

Cooke. Margaret NRMS Northampton. Mass. 

Chase, Mary lane Ensign Navy Dept., Washington. D. C. 

Dennis, Dorothy- WAVE Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. 

Freseman, Dorothea — L'SMCWR. 

Frey, Rita C— Ensign— BOQ No. 2 W, Charleston Navy Yard, S. C. 

Gray, Carolyn — Lieut, (j.g.) — Y12 Unit, Marshall. Mo. 
Groves, Doris E. — AMM3c — V M Unit, NAS, Corpus Christi. Texas. 
Guyther. Mary Anne— Ensign— W-V (S) SC, I'SNR, 12493 Cedar Rd., 
Cleveland Heights 6, Ohio. 

Harmon, Elaine Danforth— WASPS Avenger Field. Sweetwater. Texas. 

Handle, Dorothy E — A.P.O. 650, New York, N. Y. 

Hughes. Irma — Lieut, (j.g.) — Navy Dept.. Washington, D.C. 

Hunt, Bertha (Sugar) Langford — Captain WAC - Overseas. 

Julia, Nancy — Captain WAC. 

Maslin, Margaret L. — American Red Cross in England. 

Monicrusos, Marguerite S. — Ensign — 3402 Rosedale Rd., Baltimore 15, 

Mudd, Hester Virginia — RFC — Moody Field, Valdosta, Georgia. 

McLeod, Florence — WAVES. 

McMillan, Elaine McClayton — American Red Cross in New Caledonia. 

Pearson. Elmire — Pvt. — Fort Oglethorpe. Ga. 

Powers, Elizabeth — 44-W-10, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. 

Rice, Helen F. — Lieut. — Overseas as an Army nurse. 

Sleeman, Ruth A. — Lieut. — Station Hospital, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. 

St. Clair, Betty — Lieut, (j.g.) — Navy Yard, New York. 

St. Clair, Jean — American Red Cross in England. 

Stribling, Alice — Pvt. — Governor's Island, Long Island, N. Y. 

Todd, Virginia L.— Pvt.— Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 

Werner, Janet — American Red Cross in New Guinea. 
Wolfe, Elizabeth — Lieut. — Overseas. 

Akeley, R. W. — Lieut. USMC— c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 

Badenhoop, H. Tohn — Capt. — Camp Hood, Texas. 

Benecke, Tohn F.— Pfc. 33203346— c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y'. 
Bond, Richard— Pfc. 13101371— Gulfport, Miss. 

Booth, William T — Capt. 0857354— A.P.O. 558, c/o Postmaster, New- 
York, N. Y. 
Buckingham. Ritchie — Ensign — c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. 
Burke, Robert — Ensign — San Diego, Cal. 

Cary, George L. Jr. — Corporal — Tampa, Fla. 

Chappell, Kenneth— Lieut.— Hdqs. USMC, Washington, D. C. 

Chapman, Ray F. — Major — 3rd Service Command Engineers, Baltimore, 

Cogswell, Charles L. — Major — Quantico, Va. 

De Marco, James A. — Colonel — Lubbock. Texas. 
Dobler. John J.— Lieut. — A.P.O. 360, Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Dorsey, D. R. — Lieut. Commander — Ward Island, Texas 
Dow, Neal Jr. — Lieut. — Camp Croft, S. C. 

Elvove, Elies — Capt. — A.P.O. 713, Unit One, c/o Postmaster. San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 
Ennis, Lou — Lieut, Col. — Quantico, Va. 
Eyler, John D. Jr. — Capt. — Robins Field, Macon, Ga. 

Fanning, James A. — Lieut, (j.g.) — c/o Fleet Post Office, New York, 

N. Y. 
Fishbein, T. E. — Capt. — A.P.O. 366, c o Postmaster, New York. N. Y. 
Fisher, Elwood G. — Lieut (j.g.) — c o Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y. 
Fletcher. Edward J. — Major -Army Air Base. Richmond. Va. 
Fogle, Charles E.- Lieut. — New Windsor, Md. 

Forrester, Fames I. Capt. tamp Bow 

Friedenwald, Aaron Capt. A.P.O Posti York, 

N. Y. 

Furtney, Charles S. Lieut, 1'. S. Army Air Base, All 

Galbreath, Paul M. Lieut, San Bernardino, Cal. 
Gait, Dwighl B. h. Lieut, (j.g. I c o Fleel P 

cisco, Cal. 
Gardiner, John L. Kessler Field 
Gordon, lack L. Lieut. A.P.O. 5S0, c o Postmaster, New York, N Y. 

Harrison, E. I. Lieut. I'SNK Beaufort, S I 

liege. I. C. Lieut. Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. 

Hello, Bastian Lieut. Kelly Field, Texas. 

Hennighausen, L. K. Major Camp Howze, Texas. 

Horn. Robert 11. Pvt. 3856482S Bergstrom Field, Austin, I 

Hough. John F. Lieut. Col. c o Postmaster, New \ oik, N. Y. 

Johnson, David (). Lieut (j.g.) c o Fleet Post Office. New Yoik, N. Y. 

Johnston. Robert S. A S Bainbridge, Md. 

Jones, I. Leonard Capt. Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa, 

Karl, William Ensign (ape May, N . I. 

Keagy. L. T.- Lieut. USMC c o Fleel Posl Office, San Francisco, Cal. 

ECehoe, Stirling Pvt. Ft. fackson, S. C. 

Kelley, Carl W. Lieut. USNR Annapolis, Md. 

Kidd, Franklin F Jr. Lieut. Victoria, Texas. 

Kidwell Guj S. Jr. Lieut, c o 45 K. Irvin Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 

Koehler. Walter O. — Lieut. Camp Polk. La. 

Kurz, Philip E. — Lieut. — A.P.O. 493, c/o Postmaster. New York, N. Y, 

Lambert, M. I. Lieut. — Ft. Benning Ga. 
Leasure, Harry S. Lieut, (j.g. i Bremerton, Wash. 
Lcighty, Raymond V. — T ? A.P.O. 512, c/o Postmaster, New York, 
N. Y. 

Linger, Roland A. Major -Ft. Riley, Kansas. 

Lodge. Richard D. — A.C. — Chanute Field. Rantoul, 111. 

Loughran, J. E. — Capt. — The Pentagon, Washington, I). C. 

McKinstry, Vernon L. lr. 

York. N Y. 

Lieut. — A.P.O. 558, c/o Postmaster, New 

MacManus, William A.P.O. 520, c o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

Meade, lames G. Lieut. A.P.O. 704. c Postmaster. New York, N. Y. 

Miller, Aden T. — Capt. Gulfport, Miss. 

Miller, Allan R. — Lieut. — c/o Postmaster, San Diego, Cal. 

Minion. Edward M. Jr. — Capt. Ft. Lewis, Wash. 

Moore. Samuel V. — Capt. — Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Morris, Albert W. — Capt. — Crewe. Va. 

Morris. T. K. — Commander- Baltimore. Md. 

Nardo. A. C- 2nd Lieut. — Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Newgarden, George J. Ill — Capt. Winston Salem, N, C. 
Newman. E. A. — Lieut, (j.g.)- -Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Nikolopoulos, George N. — Lieut. — Edgewood Arsenal, Md. 

Oakley, Ned H.— Capt.— A.P.O. 40, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Cal. 
Ochsenreiter, Eugene C. — Lieut. — Pratt, Kansas. 
O'Hanlan, A. P.— Capt.— 7164 Alaska Ave.. Washington. D. C. 
Osborne, Henry H. — A/S — Middle Georgia College. Cochran, Ga. 

Parsons. C. R. — Ensign — Port Hueneme, Cal. 

Pendleton, George C. — Capt. — A.P.O. 559, c, Postmaster, New York. 
X. Y. 

Phillips, George O. — 2nd Lieut. — Edgewood Arsenal, Md. 

Powers, Jerrold U.— Lieut. USNR— c/o Fleet Post Office, San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. 

Powers, Ralph W. -Capt. A.P.O. 600, c/o Postmast< , , New York. N. Y. 

Powers. Selwyn L. — Lieut. — A.P.O. 7751, c/o Postmaster, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal 

Pratt. Page B. Lieut. 2711 Haves St., Little Rock. Ark. 

Prentice, Gerald E. — Lieut. -Ill Broad St., Sumter. S I 

Quinn, Edward F. Jr.— Major Mason (uncial Hospital. Brentwood, L. 
[., N. Y. 

Radebaugh. Canoll M. Lieut, (j.g.) c o Fleel Post Office, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

Riley. William T. Jr. — Lieut.- Columbus. I 

Ritzenberg, Albert Lieut. A.P.O. 921, c Postmaster. San Francisco. 

Robertson, Samuel T. — Lieut. — Camp Pendleton. Cal. 

Sanford, Alton L. Lieut. Ft. Ord, Cal. 

Saum. Hugh h. Capt. A.P.O 600, c o Postmaster, New Yoik. \ v. 

Saum, Robert Warfield Capt. A.P.O, 860, c o Postmaster, New 

N. Y. 
Saunders, 0. H, —Colonel A.P.O. 750. c o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

CAROLE LANDIS starring in the Columbia picture "BY SECRET COMMAND" 

Carole also says..* 

Back from the war .one, c ^ 

tno usands of carton o* « I ^ ^ 

overseas and can 

"1 saw 

to our boys overs.-. -■■ . a faV orite. 

er vation Chester* lold • olway ^ 

r for yourself the meaning oj 
Discover jor you J pleasure . • • *" 

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University of marvland 




Colleqe Park** 

O'Neill Led 
'Sock Troops' 

Lieut. Col. John O'Neill, '30, who has 
been recommended by French Gen. Hon- 
ore Giraud for the Distinguished Service 
Cross, played a vital role in the invasion 
of France on D-day. 

Colonel O'Neill vetoed the preliminary 
plan of using TNT for blasting the iron 
posts and gates from their concrete moor- 
ings on the beaches because he feared blast 
waves in the water would kill members of 
the demolition crews. 

He devised a scheme consisting of a cat 
(a tackle used to hoist an anchor) in three 
pieces, with blasting charges placed in a 
cylindrical bag. The bags were tied around 
vital points. Bags could not be obtained on 
such short notice, so Colonel O'Neill requi- 
sitioned 24,000 pair of Army socks, and 
they proved an excellent substitute. 

Each assault team carried 800 pounds 
of extra explosives in rubber boats, and the 
support teams carried 1,200 pounds more. 
Command teams followed, each with a 
ton of explosives carried in sea-going jeeps. 
The charge carried in the Army socks 
weighed 2Yi pounds and the socks were 
wrapped around posts in the water. 

A medium tank, equipped for hauling 
debris away after the blasts, accompanied 
each team. The charges were wired in a 
network, and many were detonated simul- 

The demolition teams did their work so 
well that landing of light craft was possible 
on D-day. 

Colonel O'Neill has been in England 
since September, 1942. He was a member 
of the 121st Engineers of the 29th Na- 
tional Guard for more than ten years, and 
worked as a civilian engineer for the Quar- 
termaster Corps before the National Guard 
was mobilized in 1941. He is a member 
of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. 

Courage and Leadership of Burnside, 
Seriously Wounded in France, Cited 

Lt. Carter Killed 

Lieut. Lewis T. Carter, who was at- 
tending Maryland University in Novem- 
ber, 1942, when he enlisted in the Army 
Air Force, was killed in action over Berlin 
on May 19 while serving as co-pilot of a 
B-17 Flying Fortress, the War Department 
has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. P. Carter, Washington. 

Lieutenant Carter received his wings at 
Yuma, Ariz., in October, 1943. He had 
been overseas since March of this year, 
and was first reported missing in action 
following the May 19 raid. 

\\ hilc attending the University, Carter 
was an all round athlete. He was a grad- 
uate of Eastern High School, Washington. 

Capt. James B. Burnside, Class of '41, 
who was seriously wounded on July 12 in 
Normandy, is recovering in a hospital in 
England, according to word received from 
him by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. 
Burnside of Washington, D. C. 

His chaplain. Capt. William S. Boicc. 
notified Captain Burnside's parents that 
their son had been wounded in action, by 
shrapnel, and that while his wounds were 
painful and would take time to heal, he 
will be all right again. 

The chaplain wrote: "His company idol- 
ized him, and would do anything or ac- 
cept any hazard if Captain Burnside said it 
needed to be done. His company, under 
his leadership, became synonymous with 
dependability and ability to get in there 
and fight. He was made executive officer 
for our battalion. 

"Captain Burnside was absolutely with- 
out peer in his example of courage and his 
ability to lead. With his company he took 
part in some of the most dangerous and 
successful fighting done in this campaign." 

A member of the Maryland tennis team, 
Phi Sigma Kappa, and Scabbard and Blade, 
Burnside was in his Senior year at the 
University when he received his commis- 
sion as second lieutenant. He had training 
at Fort Benning, Ga.; Camp Gordon, Ga.; 
Fort Dix, N. J., and Fort Jackson, S. C, 
before going overseas in January of this 


Captain Burnside's father, '04, is man- 
ager of the Northwest Branch of the Riggs 
National Bank, Washington. His brother, 
Bruce H. Burnside, who graduated in Elec- 
trical Engineering from the University in 
March, 1944, is now with the Bureau of 
Ships, U. S. Navy Department. Jean Burn- 
side, a sister, is a junior at the University 
and a member of Delta Delta Delta so- 


JAMES HENRY ELY JR., '39, former 
Baltimore teacher, has been promoted to 
the rank of lieutenant colonel in orders 
issued from Army Headquarters, Panama 
Canal Department. He is commanding offi- 
cer of an ordnance battalion. Colonel Ely 
left his educational duties to enter active 
service in the Army in August, 1940, and 
was post adjutant and chief of the Civilian 
Personnel Division at Holabird Ordnance 
Depot for three years. He was then trans- 
ferred to Letterkenny Ordnance Depot at 
Chambersburg, Pa., where he was stationed 
for 1 1 months before being assigned to the 
Panama Canal Department in April of 
this year. 


'39-40, has returned from service outside 
the continental United States and is being 
processed through the Army Air Forces 
Redistribution Station No. 2 in Miami 
Beach, Fla. As a B-24 navigator and bom- 
bardier, Lieutenant Caldwell flew nine 
months in the European theater, winning 

the Purple Heart. 

was graduated August 9 from the Naval 
Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, Tex., 
and was commissioned an ensign in the 
U. S. Naval Reserve. 

was married to ENSIGN ROBERT 
July 24. Ensign and Mrs. Kienhofer will 
live in Columbus, Ohio, where Ensign 
Kienhofer will attend Ohio State Uni- 

42, USMCR, was wounded on Saipan 
Island, according to word received by his 
mother. Mrs. Susie E. Nichols, College 

paratrooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. 
Smith of Washington, D. C, is reported 
missing in action in France. At Maryland, 
he was captain of the winning ROTC 
company in 1935. 



A veteran of many years of service in 
the Marine Corps. Col. Bernard Dubel. '17 
is commanding officer of the newly-es- 
tablished Marine barracks located four 
miles from the city of Klamath Falls. 
Ore. Here facilities are being prepared 
for the rehabilitation and training of 
approximately 5.000 Marines returned 
from overseas with tropical aihnents. 
The center is the first of its kind. 

Quesada Cheats 
Death in France 

Maj. Gen. Elwood (Pete) Quesada, 
'23-24. commander of the U. S. Ninth Air 
Force fighter unit, narrowly escaped death 
on the afternoon of August 1 when a shell 
from a German tank hit the jeep in which 
lie was riding in Normandy. Col. Dyke 
Meyer, operations officer for the Ninth Air 
Force, was riding with General Quesada at 
the time. 

The two were looking for the com- 
mander of a ground combat group which 
their fighters had supported. They thought 
they were behind the American lines, but 
actually were in front of them. The Ger- 
man tank fired a shell which hit the jeep's 
gas tank and went on through. 

General Quesada, who was scratched, 
said. "I thought the tank was one that had 
been knocked out. when suddenly it 
fired. I was out of the jeep before the 
shell hit, but I discovered that Meyer 
beat me." 

General Quesada has been active in the 
air since, with Lieut. Gen. Ira Eaker and 
Lieut. Gen. Carl Spaatz, he helped pilot 
the Army plane Question Mark, which set 
an endurance record in 1929. 

At the University of Maryland Quesada 
was enrolled in the College of Arts and 
Sciences, lie later transferred to West 

Col. John Simpson 
Missing in Action 

(HI John C '. Simpson. '35, son of \li 

and \iis. Robert II Simpson ol Chevy 
Chase, lias been reported missing in action 
while on an ail mission ovei I ranc< 

Colonel Simpson, who reached Ins pics 
cut rank .11 the ag< ol 32, was on Ins sei 

ond mission as commando of .1 new toin 
bat wing when last heard from, lie had 
been checking enemy t.ugets, according 
to information received from the \\ .11 De 

Reported wounded in action on June 
22 while flying .1 heavj bomber, Colonel 
Simpson had been awarded the Purple 
Heart with five Oak Leaf Clusters, and 
recently wis recommended for the Silver 

Before entering th- service in 1938, 
Simpson was with the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. He was graduated from Kelly 
Field, Tex., as a pilot and was commis- 
sioned in 1938. 

Colonel Simpson's wife, the former June 
Bamsley, '36. and a 31-i year-old son, Rob- 
ert, live at Olney, Md. 

Simpson took his work at the Univer- 
sity in Business Administration. He played 
football for Maryland, was a member of 
Kappa Alpha fraternity, and was active in 
campus affairs. 

Colonel Simpson was a life long resident 
of Chevy Chase. 



Marine Lieut. Charles E. Dove. '41-42. 
is shown just about to take off on a 
patrol hop from Itis base somewhere in 
the Marshall Islands. The 23-year-old 
pilot has been on six missions over enemy 
territory. After leaving the University, 
he won his wings at the Pensaeola. Fin., 
flight training school. Before being trans- 
ferred to the Marsliall Islands. Lieuten- 
ant Dove served in the South Pacific 



Col. James A. DeMarco. '29. is hell 
shape the destiny of the nation'i glider 
program as commanding officer at South 
Plains Army Air Field. Lubbock. Tex. 
Colonel DeMarco has been in command 
of the country's largest advancetl glider 
pilot training center since February. A 
veteran of the AAF. Colonel DeMarco 
has been a pilot since he won Ins icings 
as a second lieutenant at Kelli/ Field. 

Bell Is Downed 
Near Jap Shore 

While enemy bullets whistled overhead, 
Marine Capt. Judson 11. Bell, "3" 42. was 
rescued from the Pacific by a motor whale 
boat after his plane was set ablaze in a 
dive-bombing strike recently over Jap held 
Mille atoll. 

Captain Bell's plane was hit just as it 
pulled out of its dive and was set afire im- 
mediately. He glided as far over the ocean 
as possible and then bailed out at 300 feet. 
For two hours while awaiting rescue Cap- 
tain Bell floated 111 the rough waters in 
his Mac West jacket only two miles off the 
Jap mainland. 

lie lost his life raft when he parachuted 
from the plane. A destroyer, dispatched to 
the scene, was unable to get close enough 
to him to effect a rescue because of the 
fire from enemy shore batteries. The de 
stroyer lowered a motor whale boat which 
made its way through a shower of bullets 
to the captain and carried him to safety. 

Almost two \eais ago to a day, Captain 
Bell parachuted out over ^nacostia, Md., 
when the plane he piloted developed en 
gine trouble. His plane was hit once before 
Over Maloclap. but the dam. me was negji 
gible, and he later had a close call o\cr 
Jaluit when heavy antiaircraft bursts hit 
behind the tail of his plane just as lie went 
into his dive. 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

P. R. E. (Piggy) HATTON, '11, is 

deck officer in the small ships branch of 
the Transportation Corps, and is stationed 
somewhere in New Guinea. lie writes that 
"although it is a non-combat outfit, our 
job is to carry supplies and presents up to 
within throwing distance of the Japs. But 
the little yellow rats have such a habit of 
scrambling away or dying in their holes 
that it is difficult to get near them." 

is an intelligence officer in an armored in- 
fantry battalion at Camp Barkeley, Tex. 
CAPT. B. J. DAYTON, '36, and CAPT. 
KELSO SHIPE, '40, also are stationed at 
Camp Barkeley. Captain Bright writes that 
he was drafted to play guard on an all- 
star football team composed of players of 
Camp Barkeley, Bowie Air Base and Sec- 
ond Air Force Headquarters, against the 
Brooklyn Tigers at Abilene, Tex., August 

TON, '15, of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation, has been elected Department 
Commander of the 15,000-odd members 
of the American Legion of the District of 
Columbia. His son, LIEUT, (j.g.) BILL 
PENNINGTON, '42, USNR, recently re- 
turned from a long tour of duty in the 
South Pacific. 

MAJ. ALAN MILLER, '40, and Mrs. 
Miller, the former VIRGINIA MER- 
CER, '42, became the parents of a son 
early in August. The baby has been named 
James Alan. Major Miller was a track star 
at Maryland and a member of Sigma Nu 

'37-41, has been assigned to the Third 
Service Command Transportation Office. 
Captain Stephens, former commandant and 
athletic director at Charlotte Hall Mili- 
tary Academy, Charlotte Hall, Md., also 
did graduate work at the University. He 
entered active duty with the Army in Feb- 
ruary, 1942, at Fort Eustis, Va., and served 
at that post until assigned to Baltimore 

LIEUT. A. B. HOUSE, '33, is sta- 
tioned with the U. S. Army Air Force in 

stationed with the Army Engineers some- 
where in France. 

a gunnery instructor with the Army Air 
Forces at Las Vegas, Nev., and is adju- 



Paul Allen DeTamble, '41-43. was grad- 
uated late in July from the Naval Air 
Training Center, Corpus Christi, Tex., 
and was commissioned an ensign in the 
U. S. Naval Reserve. He is an expert 
flyer, navigator, aerologist, gunner, and 
radio operator. 

tant of his squadron. A Theta Chi and a 
member of the Maryland ROTC for four 
years, he received his commission in April 
of this year at Miami Beach, Fla. He is 
married to the former RUTH HERSON, 
'39 40, Kappa Delta. Lieutenant and Mrs. 
Ireland became the parents of a daugh- 
ter on August 8 of this year. 


'42, recently completed an orientation 
course at an air service command station in 
Europe. He entered the Army Air Forces 
shortly after graduation from the Uni- 

CAPT. LESTER M. FOX, '36, is now 
stationed at the AAF Overseas Replace- 
ment Depot, Kearns, Utah. He was com- 
missioned in October, 1942, and previous 
to going to Kearns was stationed at Ham- 
mer Field, Fresno, Cal. 

'30, has taken over his new duties as As- 
sistant Department Signal Officer at the 
Panama Canal Department Headquarters. 
He served a previous tour of duty there in 
the same position for three years ending 
August, 1943, and returned to the Panama 
Department from the Western Signal 

Corps School at Davis, Cal., where he was 
director of training. Colonel DeMarr is a 
graduate of the Company Officers' Course, 
Signal Corps School, Fort Monmouth. 
N. J. 

'36. USNR, has completed intensive train- 
ing at the Charleston, S. C, frontier base, 
having been transferred there from a sec- 
tion base at Southport, S. C. Lieutenant 
Galliher was a mechanical engineer in 
civilian hfe. 

GALLO PLAZA, '26-29, has arrived in 
Washington from Ecuador as envoy of his 
country. He is a farmer in his native land. 
and replaces Senor Elroy Alfaro, who left 
Washington when the home government 
underwent a change. 


died on August 17 when he was struck by 
a ricocheting bullet on the rifle range at 
Ft. Jackson, S. C. He was buried August 
19 at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, 
with full military honors. Capt. George 
Dunlap and five University ROTC cadet 
officers acted as pallbearers for the former 
advanced ROTC student. Corporal Gor- 
don was president of Phi Kappa Sigma fra- 
ternity and a member of the Daydodgers 
Club. He is survived by his father and 
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gordon 
of Baltimore. 

LER, '42, USMC, went ashore on Bou- 
gainville Island with the first wave of 
American troops, and participated in the 
invasion of Guam. Shortly before going 
overseas in February, 1943, Lieutenant 
Miller was married to DORIS HUGHES, 
'42, and they have a daughter, Sharon Lee, 
born last October. Mrs. Miller and the 
baby are living at the home of Mrs. Miller's 
parents in Chevy Chase. Lieutenant Miller 
is stationed on Guam now, and is holder 
of the Purple Heart. 

CAPT. FRED HUGHES, '40, who 
fought in New Guinea and on the Ad- 
miralty Islands, has just been attached to 
Army General Headquarters in Australia. 
He is married to the former Lisbeth (Skip- 
py) Stieg. 

CAPT. JOHN RECKORD, '41, whose 
death was reported in the August issue of 
the Alumni News, presumably was killed 
by a sniper's bullet, it has been revealed. 
A few days before his death, he had been 
cited and recommended for the Distin- 
guished Service Cross. 


seriously wounded in the fighting in France 
.mcl is now hospitalized in England. 

received shrapnel wounds in the back of 

his hc.icl timing fighting in France on June 
7. He is said to be "coming along nicely." 
Private Shepsle is a former F. B. I opei 

CAPT. CARL V CLINE JR., '41, has 
been decorated with the Silver Star for 
gallantr) in action in leading his unit 
through a series of enemy strongpoints un- 
der heavy machine gun ami rifle fire on 
June 9. Captain Cline is serving in an in- 
fantry unit of the Fourth Division. Follow 
ing liis graduation from the University, he 
received the commission of second lieuten- 
ant, and subsequently was stationed at ft. 
Bcnning, Ga.; Camp Cordon, Ga.; Ft. Dix, 
N. J.; Camp Gordon Johnston, Fla., and 
Ft. Jackson. S. C. before going overseas 
last January. lie was with the invasion 
forces on D-day, H-hour. 

received a law degree from Maryland Uni- 
versity in 1898, died August 9 at Union 
Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, after a 
brief illness. The 76-year-old attornev had 
practiced law in Baltimore for more than 
40 years. 

ceived his medical degree at the Univer- 
sity, has won his plea to remain in a hos- 
pital in France rather than be sent from 
the combat zone. One of Captain Tankin's 
legs was "banged up pretty badly" in the 
early days of the Normandy invasion. Dec- 
orated with the Bronze Star and the Pur- 
ple Heart, Captain Tankin, who is at- 
tached to an armored division, rejected hos- 
pitalization elsewhere because he wanted 
to recover quickly and rejoin his unit as 
soon as possible. 

awarded a special commendation for his 
participation in the breakthrough of both 
the Gustav and Hitler lines in the Italian 
campaign of the Fifth Army. After gradu- 
ation from the University Medical School, 
he enlisted in the Medical Corps in June, 
1942, and took part in the landing on 
Kiska in the Aleutians. His wife, the for- 
mer RUTH WEISBERG, who attended 
the University Pharmacy School, is living 
with their 3 -year-old daughter and 6- 
month old son in Baltimore for the dura- 

SKY, USN, is junior medical officer aboard 
ship in the Pacific. Dr. Sadowsky is a 
graduate of the University of Mankind 
School of Medicine. 

CPL. LOUIS P. POLTON is stationed 
with the Third Army on the island of 
Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. He was a pre law 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

student .it Maryland when he entered the 
\iinv. and is now in .in artillerj outfit 
Another formci Maryland student m the 
same outfit is LOUIS V GLASGOW . '42 


'42. lias received his pilot's vvinys and is 
now stationed at Maxwell field. Montgoin 
cry, Ala. He is flying B 24 Liberators. Lieu 
tenant Prentice is married to the former 

MA). NATHAN WOLF, graduate of 
the University Medical School, is sta- 
tioned with an evacuation hospital unit in 
Northern France. The former resident sur 
geon at the South Baltimore General ami 
franklin Square Hospitals, Baltimore, 
writes home that his medical group is "op- 
erating 24 hours continuously" and has 
"8 tables going constantly" caring for in- 
vasion wounded. Major Wolf enlisted in 
November, 1940, and was stationed at Ft. 
Monmouth. N. J., and Camp Pickett, 
Va., before going overseas in 1943. On D- 
day he was detailed to duty with the Navy 
on a landing craft and helped carry many 
wounded back to England on a journey 
during which his ship collided with an- 

'38, Army Medical Corps, and Capt. Law- 
rence Monthey were married in England 
on August 12. The bride had been sta- 
tioned in England nearly two years and is 
head dietitian at the 67th General Hos- 
pital. Captain Monthey is attached to the 
Army Quartermaster Corps. 

has returned from service outside the con- 
tinental United States and is now being 
processed through the Army Air Forces 
Redistribution Station No. 2 in Miami, 
Fla. As a B 17 bombardier-navigator, Lieu 
tenant Raine flew 30 missions during four 
months in the European theater, winning 
the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air 
Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. 

graduate of the Baltimore branch of the 
University, has been commended for his 
work during the Philadelphia transporta- 
tion tie-up. Major Clautice, a Baltimorean 

and forma newspapa nun and \ 

tion ol Comm< n < offii i 

tivt officei ol Gen Philip Hayes' PhQadel 

pin. i si. ill He was commended foi Ins 
"high!) effectivi oi inizal 
m I. institution oi pun (dun ind d 
tion ol thi ■ ornplt k ad tii f thi W u 

1 Vp.niiiH iit I i iii porl ition I Phil 

idelphia " 

stationed in liiK with an inl intn dh 

iiki Maryland student, a lighter pilol 
cently assigned to a veteran 1 5th \\l P-51 

Must. in:' I OUp, flew Ins first com 

bat mission 'g.inist the emnr. on An. 
3 when he p.uhc ip.ited in i I 
nt heavj bombers attic km:; German null 
l.uv installations it I riediu hsh if( n He 

entered on overseas dutj in |ul>. and is a 

lnenibci of a group which has particip 
in every major operation of the Med 
iterranean theatre and has been awarded 
two distinguished unil citations for out 
standing achievement in aerial combat. 


has just been promoted to full colonel in 
the U. S. Marine Corps. He is regimental 
executive officer for the 23rd Marines, 
fourth Division. Pat las he was called at 
Maryland) took part in the invasion of the 
MarshalK, Saipan, and Tuuan. Colonel 
Lanigan said that when the Americans 
made their initial landing on Saipan every 
thing but Jap Zeros hit the water, and he 
doesn't know yet how he came out alive. 
He entered the Marine Corps following 
his graduation. Colonel Lanigan's wife 
and three sons are living in Clearwater. 
Fla., for the duration. 

LIEUT, (j.g.) JOHN W . CLARK JR.. 
'41, is serving with a construction battal- 
ion somewhere in the Pacific. 

University graduate, is now stationed at 
the Naval Rase Hospital. Quantico. Va. 

on the staff of the U. S. Naval Hospital. 
Pensacola. Fla. He writes that he is en- 
joying his work very much and that he 
has seen a number of Maryland alumni 
going through the flight surgery course. 

who attended the University before enter- 
ing the service in 1942. is base operations 
clerk at Perry Air Field, Ma. Sergeant Wil- 
der starred in the Gl play, "Stars Without 
Stripes." He and Ins troupe toiued New 
York and also played at Hyde Park. After 
the war. Sergeant Wilder plans to go either 
to Hollywood to turn actor or dilator ap 
prentice, or join his cousins. Ida and Rose 
Wilder, staff members in the New York 
office of 20th Century-Fox, He received 
his basic training at Keesler field. Miss. 



Walters Returns 
From Marshalls 

Lieut. Col. Julian F. Walters, '35, Rock- 
ville, Md., has returned from the Central 
Pacific where he served as operations offi- 
cer with a Marine Aviation group in the 

Colonel Walters went ashore on Eni- 
wctok atoll Feb. 19. the morning follow- 
ing the initial invasion by Marine assault 
forces. Despite enemy shellfire and bomb- 
ings, he assisted in setting up aerial oper- 
ations even as pockets of Jap resistance 
were being mopped up. On Feb. 22, the 
garrison of 2000 Japs was annihilated in 
10V2 hours of tough fighting. 

During the six months that Colonel 
Walters served on Eniwetok, he drafted 
powerful air blows at remaining enemy 
positions in the Marshalls area. He made 
frequent flights, and has logged 1700 flying 
hours in operations from Hawaii, Midway 
and Eniwetok. 

A flyer of all types of aircraft, Colonel 
Walters won his wings at Pensacola, Fla., 
in May, 1938. He served with Marine avia- 
tion aboard an aircraft carrier in the Car- 

Colonel Walters was commissioned in 
July, 193 5, following graduation from the 

Stewart Knox Dies 

Lieut. Stewart R. Knox, '41-43, who 
was injured in an airplane crash at Del Rio, 
Tex., August 15, died August 25 at San 
Xntonio, Tex. 

In his two years at Maryland, he was a 
member of the track team. He was pledged 
to Sigma Nu fraternity. 

Schroeder Tells 
About Invasion 

Capt. Leonard T. Schroeder, '41, the 
first United States soldier to step on the 
French shore from a water-borne craft on 
D-day, when asked about the great mo- 
ment, replied that "When you're fighting 
you don't think about history," according 
to a special dispatch from Charleston, S. 
C, to the Baltimore Evening Sun. 

Captain Schroeder, 25, was wounded in 
the left arm by shell fragments on the first 
day of the invasion, and was returned to 
this country on the hospital ship Dog- 
wood. He is a patient at Stark General 
Hospital in Charleston. 

The Normandy invasion was a tactical 
surprise to the Germans, a vital element 
in the landing, Captain Schroeder de- 

"The men who landed on the beaches 
that morning had all the confidence in 
the world in the men who had made the 
plans," he said, "and General Eisenhower 
and his staff didn't let us down." 

Asked whether he knew at the time that 
he was the first Allied soldier on the 
beachhead, Captain Schroeder said: "I 
knew my company was in the first wave, 
but I didn't know I was actually going to 
be the first ashore. Besides, I was too scared 
to think about it." 

Captain Schroeder's company landed at 
exactly 6:30 a. m., he said. "The craft 
went aground about 200 yards from the 
high-water mark We had to wade 
through 200 yards of water and then we 
had to advance across 500 yards of sandy 
beach to the sea wall. We were under 
machine-gun and light artillery fire all the 

Captain Schroeder's wife and baby are 
living in Augusta, Ga. 

Booze Is Honored 

William Charles Booze, '41, served as 
chief engineer aboard the United States 
destroyer Maury during the Pacific battle 
action for which the 1,500-ton warship was 
awarded a Presidential citation. 

In letters to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. L. Booze of Dixon Hill, Booze told of 
early Pacific battles in which the Maury 
sank three enemy cruisers, ten destroyers 
and a patrol vessel, in addition to de- 
stroying ten Japanese planes and numerous 
shore batteries. 

Booze was a member of the Naval Re- 
serve while attending the University, and 
joined the regular Navy in January, 1942. 
He played football for Maryland. 




Lieut. Forrest S. Wilcox, '40-43. was 
graduated the first week in August as a 
B-24 bomber pilot at Fort Worth Army 
Air Field. Fort Worth, Tex. He is with 
a unit of the Central Flying Command, 
and received previous flight training at 
the Army air fields at Sikeston, Mo., 
Strother, Kas., and Blackland, Tex. 
Lieutenant Wilcox was commissioned in 
April. 1944. 

If. Hodgins Flies 
With 'Maulers' 

Flying dawn-to-dusk missions over 
France in his P-47 Thunderbolt fighter, 
"My Gal Sal," named after his wife, un- 
folded the panorama of invasion to 23- 
year-old Lieut. Lawrence J. (Larry) Hod- 
gins Jr., '41. 

Lieutenant Hodgins, veteran of 50 com- 
bat missions and holder of the Air Medal 
and six Oak Leaf Clusters, flies with the 
crack Ninth Air Force fighter-bomber 
group, "Mogul's Maulers," commanded by 
Col. Morton D. Magoffin. On one day 
alone, June 13, this hard-hitting group, 
carrying 500-pound wing bombs, dive- 
bombed and strafed 175 miles of highway 
behind the German lines to Tours, France, 
leaving behind flaming wreckage of 45 
troop trucks, eight staff cars, seven loco- 
motives and several light tanks. 

On June 7, "Mogin's Maulers." who had 
broken all long distance dive-bombing rec- 
ords on May 13 by dive-bombing Bremen, 
were selected to knock out a vital double- 
span railroad bridge over the Seine River 
near Rouen. 

He was active in Phi Delta Thcta social 
fratcrniy and Tau Beta Pi, honorary engi- 
neering fraternity, at Maryland, where he 
received a B.S. degree in Engineering. His 
father is a professor at the University. 

Briddell Makes 
War Equipment 

Charles D. Briddell Jr., '35, who heads 
the manufacturing business established bj 
1 lis father at Crisfield, Md., has been plaj 
ing a dominanl role in the manufacture of 

war materiel. 

Chas. D. Briddell, Inc., has been mak- 
ing vast quantities of Id different items 
for the U. S. Army, Navy, and Maritime 
Commission. Among these is the now fa- 
mous bazooka rocket projectile, which the 
Briddell firm was one of the first in Amer- 
ica to produce. 

The Briddell concern is reputed to hold 
the largest Government contracts of any 
plant on the Delmarva peninsula south of 
Wilmington, Del. Its peace-time products 
arc seafood handling tools, butchers' tools, 
ice picks, and advertising novelties. 

Other former Maryland students in the 
Briddell organization are Tom Briddell, 
'31-32, General Manager, and Joseph \K 
Grath, '28-42, Advertising Manager. 
Charles Briddell received his degree in En 

The Briddell management and employ- 
ees this year won the coveted Army-Navy 
"E" pennant for Excellence in War Pro- 
duction. President II. C. Byrd, a native 
of Crisfield, returned to his hometown to 
be master of ceremonies at the celebration. 

Gift Is Presented 

A silver ladle from England has been 
presented to the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association by Maj. Gen. Lindsay 
M. C. D. Silvester, '11. 

Engraved on the ladle arc these words: 
"Presented to University of Maryland 
Alumni Association, 1944. May this cen- 
tury-old ladle serve you joyously for an- 
other century. Lindsay M. C. D. Silvester, 
Major General U..S. Army, Class 1911." 

Pierce Given Award 

In recognition of individual outstanding 
contributions to the Army Air Forces, 
Brig. Gen. B. E. Gates, chief of manage- 
ment control, Hq. AAF, presented the Em- 
blem for Meritorious Civilian Service to 
four employees on July 10. One of the four 
was Karlton W. Pierce, '37. 

Pierce's contribution was "development 
of the statistical system for inventorying 
of airplanes and materials which mate- 
rially aids in the maximum utilization of 
aircraft; for his foresight in developing 
this system which has rendered possible 
the use of these reports by all parts of the 
Army Air Forces and resulted in sub- 
stantial savings in manpower and dollars 
to the War Department." 

Cot. Fred A. McMahon. District Chief. Philadelphia Ordnance District, presents the 
Army-Navy "£" Pennant to Charles D. Briddell. '35. president of a Crisfield, Md., 
war goods manufacturing plant. Left to right are Colonel McMahon. Lieut. Com- 
mander B. P. Edmunds, USNR. E. Layton Riggin. Plant Superintendent, A. Reese 
Betts, Nelle Todd Givens, Henry Landon, and Mr. Briddell. 

Terps Prep for 
8-Game Schedule 

Thirty-six men, including several reg- 
ulars from last year's team, were on hand 
when Dr. Clarence W. Spears, head foot- 
ball coach, opened grid practice August 
28, and late arrivals were expected to bring 
the Terps' strength to fifty or more. 

In early sessions, Coach Spears, who is 
starting his second season at Maryland, put 
the players through light running and pass- 
ing drills. Veteran backs Bob Troll and 
Tom Chisari and linemen Larry Cooper, 
\lc\ Bobenko, Pcrc Wolfe and Mike Zeits 
set the pace. 

Troll, 1 58-pound halfback and fullback 
on last year's team, returned weighing 175, 
and was placed at fullback. Les Dab and 
Frank Doory, ends, arc other regulars avail 
able. Stan Yclanos, former Central (Wash- 
ington) High star, a speedy halfback and 
good passer, was among the candidates re- 

The Terrapin grid schedule is as fol- 

Sept. 50 — Hampden Sydney. College 
Park; Oct. 7 — Wake Forest, Wake Forest, 
N. C; Oct. 14— West Virginia, College 
Park; Oct. 21— open; Oct. 28— Florida, 
Gainesville: Nov. 4 — Virginia, College 
Park; Nov. 11 — Michigan State. Fast Lan- 
sing; Nov. 18 — Pcnn State. State College; 
Nov. 30 — Virginia Military Institute, Roa- 
noke, Va. 

Newgarden Killed 

Lieut. Paul W, Newgarden, '43, of 
Washington, D. C was killed in action 
in France on July 27. 

Lieutenant Newgarden received his com- 
mission at Officer Candidate School, Fort 
Benning, Ga., after graduating from Mary- 
land. He received his military training in 
the 66th Division at Camp Robinson. Ark., 
and at Camp Rucker. Ala., before going 
overseas last June. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 4 

Si ri i mbi r, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, "23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
RAYMOND W. WILD - - - Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md.. as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

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Cannon shoots through doughnut motor. In the nose of 
this fighter plane, right in the middle of the G-E motor 
that feathers the propeller, is a 37-mm. cannon. Building 
a motor with a hole where the shaft ought to be was a 
brain twister, but G-E engineers solved this problem 
with an electric motor shaped like a doughnut. 

This Tom Thumb motor loads the guns on 
our bombers and fighters. Other electric 
motors raise and lower wheels, open 
bomb bay doors. War requires 40,000 
different motor models, keeping G-E 
research and engineering men busy. 

Outblowing a hurricane. This twelve- 
bladed fan has 18,000 horsepower be- 
hind it, from one giant electric motor. 
In wind tunnels like this, G-E motors, 
sometimes totalling 30,000 hp., produce 
winds five times as strong as a hurricane. 

Turning a battleship over. 21 G-E mo- 
tors teamed up for 21-thousand-ton pull 
to turn the capsized Oklahoma right side 
up at Pearl Harbor. Electric motors see 
action on every front, in weapons, and 
in tools to repair them in the field. 

Push-button doormen for LST's. Push a 
button, and out pops a tank. It's not 
quite that simple, but the doors and 
ramp on an LST are opened, at the 
push of a button, by electric motors. On 
an LST, there are 140 electric motors. 

B-29 Superfortress. 150 electric motors 
act as muscles beneath the sleek ex- 
terior of the B-29. They power, among 
other things, the gun turrets in the 
G-E -designed fire-control system that 
arms the Superfort against attack. 

Cooling guns. Anti-aircraft guns are 
cooled by electrically driven pumps 
which circulate cooling fluid around 
their barrels. There are more than 900 
electric motors on a battleship. General 
Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y. 

, General Electric produced 7 million 
horsepower of electric motors in 194 J. 

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Is Postponed 

Following ;i conference with "\l" Club 
;ind athletic officials and with University 
authorities, R. \l. Watkins, president of 
the Maryland Alumni Association, an- 
nounced recently that the Homecoming 
program, planned originally for November 
4 at the time of the game with Virginia, 
would be postponed until winter. 

A rather elaborate program for Home 
coming on November 4 had been devel- 
oped by a joint committee of University 
and Alumni officials, but a mix up in the 
arrangements for the game with Virginia 
was one of the main reasons for the an 
nounced postponement. 

The Cavalier Tcrp game will be played 
Saturday night, November 4. at Griffith 
Stadium in Washington, D. C. Other 
games remaining on the schedule are Mich- 
igan State at East Lansing, Nov. 11; Penn 
State at State College, Nov. 18; and Vir- 
ginia Military Institute at Roanoke, Va., 
Nov. 30. 

Homecoming, as a winter affair, will 
probably be on the date of the boxing 
meet with Army or Wisconsin. Full an- 
nouncement will be made in a later issue 
of the Alumni Nkw s. 

McManus Wins 
Badge, Cluster 

Maj. William H. McManus. '40, staff 
officer with the Fifteenth AAF in Italy, has 
been awarded the Distinguished Unit 
Badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster. He was 
a member of a B-24 Liberator bomb group 
which has twice been cited by the Presi- 
dent for "outstanding performance of duty 
in armed conflict with the enemy." 

The group received its original gold- 
rimmed blue ribbon for an attack on the 
Prufening aircraft factor)- at Regensburg, 
Germany. The Cluster was added for a 
mission over the Ploesti, Rumania, oil re- 

Major McManus was called to active 
duty as a second lieutenant on July 10, 
1940. His home is at Bervvyn, Md. 

Eyler Base Adjutant 

Capt. John D. Eyler, Jr., '42, was as- 
signed to the Atlanta Air Base October 1 
as assistant base adjutant, following trans- 
fer from Robins Field, Ga. 

Captain Eyler was employed in Balti- 
more as an accountant prior to his induc- 
tion into the Army Air Forces. 

Four Mari/landers get together "somewhere in England." Lejt to Tight tire Major 
John Mitchel, '33: Major Colonel Willis, '31; Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Williams, 
'33; and Colonel Jack Riley, '33. 


quarters in Baltimore. Captain Skinner will 
be officer in charge of the mobile dental 
supply truck to be used in \isitmg prisoner 
of war camps in Maryland, Virginia, and 

Lieut. Kenneth D. Hall, '43, has been 
overseas since the first of Fulj and is now 
serving with the infantrv in France. 

George B. Morse, 'lv is a lieutenant 
colonel of cavalry in the European theater. 
He writes: "Shortly after D-day I was in 
the hospital and in the same ward with me 
wis Capt. Leonard Schroeder, '41. I had 
the honor of presenting him with the I'm 
pie Heart. He is a good soldier and we 
became close friends." 

Lieut. Comdr. Herman Lombard, '30, 
USNR, is connected with the Bureau of 

Aeronautics. Navy Department. Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

The former Margaret E. Cook, si ami 
'43, is married to Lieut. Comdr. John T. 
French, who has participated in many of 
the battles of the Pacific. Mrs French is 
living in Washington, D. C. 

Helen E. Bondareff, '41. is assistant head 
nurse in the obstetrical ward of the New 
Haven, Conn., Miss Bondareff 
received her degree in Home Economics 
and took graduate work at Yale University. 

Mortimer Schwartz. '37, has announced 

that he will continue m the practice of law 
with private offices in New York Citj 

Sgt. Ernest W. Carter Jr., '42 43. has 

been missing in action in the North Africa 
area since September 10. A radio operator 
and gunner on a Liberator, Sergeant Carter 
has been overseas since August. He enlisted 
in the Army Air Forces in his sophomore 
year at the University and went into active 
service in March, 1943. 

Capt. Donald Powell Marshall, '41, is 
now serving in New Guinea with the para- 
glider infantry, Since his graduation, Cap- 
tain Marshall has been stationed at Fort 
Benning, Ga.; Camp Gordon, Ga.; Camp 
Meade. Md.; Camp Mackall, N. C, and 
Camp Polk, La. He has been overseas since 

Lieut. Lloyd John Page Jr., '40 42, Sil- 
ver Spring, has been missing since August 
23 over France. He was a P-47 Thunder- 
bolt fighter pilot. Lieutenant Page attended 
the University before entering the service 
in December, 1942. He went overseas in 
March, 1944, and has been awarded the 
Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters. 

T/Sgt, Frank H. Jackson, '38, has ar- 
rived at Miami Beach, Fla., for reassign- 
ment processing. Sergeant Jackson was a 
Flying Fortress radio operator and gunner 
on 29 missions. He holds the Distinguished 
Elving Cross and the Air Medal with three 
Oak Leaf Clusters. He was overseas 17 

Capt. Alexander J. Spinner, graduate 
of the University Dental School, has been 
assigned to Third Service Command Head 


Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Maj. Gordon H. Livingston, '34, is serv- 
ing with an ordnance battalion in Panama. 
He has been stationed there since January. 

Cpl. Newton J. Magness, 42-43, Tako- 
ma Park, has been awarded the Air Medal 
for "meritorious achievement in aerial flight 
while participating in sustained operations 
against the enemy." Corporal Magness is a 
Fifteenth Air Force Liberator gunner and 
veteran of many missions against German 
installations. He has flown over Vienna, 
Munich, and the Ploesti oil fields. He en- 
tered the Air Forces in June, 1943. 

Arthur J. Brooks, '15-19, is residing in 
Washington, D. C. 

Capt. George F. (Rosy) Pollock, '24, 
secretary of the Maryland Alumni Associa- 
tion, on military leave, writes from Aus- 
tralia: "Had a call from an alumna who 
now is a WAC, Capt. Sugar Langford 
Hunt, '40, AOPi. She is C. O. for the 
WAC company here. They are located in 
sunny Australia where the farmers get hot 
but nights are cold and the moon gets big. 
Then another captain, Fred Hughes, '40, 
who is the executive officer for his unit's 
headquarters, is a big shot and is doing a 
bang-up job. He has had battle experience 
and looks the part of a real soldier. In the 
A.N.C., 1st Lieut. Dorothy M. Toom re 
ceived her silver bar, stepping up a grade. 
She is a graduate of the Nurses' School, an 
original member of the unit, and head 
nurse for several surgical wards." 

Ruth H. McRae, '43, is assistant prin- 
cipal of Central High School, Washington, 
D. C. 

Frank H. Terhune, '27, became general 
secretary of the Attleboro, Mass., YMCA 
on September 1. He formerly was associ- 
ated with the YMCA at Wakefield, Mass. 

Lieut. Philip C. Heath, '42, has been re- 
ported missing in action in France. He had 
been doing liaison work with the Field 
Artillery as the pilot of a scouting plane. 
At the University he was a member of the 
advanced ROTC and Scabbard and Blade. 
Lieutenant Heath went overseas the first 
of this year. 

Lieut. John H. White, '40 43, is with a 
ferrying group at Love Field, Dallas, Tex. 
He recently visited the University campus. 
A brother, Lieut. Charles E. White, '43, 
is stationed at Hill Field, Ogden, Utah. 

Maj. Harold B. Norwood, '33, writes 
from the Southwest Pacific: "I see (by the 
Alumni News) wonderful buildings are 
still going up on 'the hill' and by now it 
surely must be a beautiful campus. Now, 


Lieut. William, H. Krehnbrink, '43, for- 
mer Maryland campus leader, was killed 
in action July 28 in the Southwest Pa- 
cific. The 24-year-old Marine Corps of- 
ficer, who was a veteran of Bougainville. 
Saipan and Guam, was president of the 
Victory Council, vice-president of Delta 
Sigma Phi fraternity, treasurer of the 
Rossborough Club, and a member of 
Pershing Rifles at the University. He is 
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hubert W. Krehnbrink, of Baltimore; his 
widow, the former Dorothy Willis, '40-43; 
and a 7-months-old daughter, Margaret 

after 28 months overseas, it would be hard 
to beat loafing a while on the library steps. 
What reunions are just waiting to happen 
after this is all over!" 

Lieut, (j.g.) John W. Clark Jr., '41, is 
with a construction battalion somewhere 
in the Pacific. 

Pvt. W. R. Fanning, '39 -40, is serving 
with the Field Artillery in Europe. His 
wife, the former Rachel Jones, '40-42, lives 
at Falls Church, Va. 

Ensign Raymond Bradshaw, '43, is on 
duty aboard the USS Arkansas. 

Lieut. Detlef J. Witt, '39, was wounded 
in action in France August 16 and is now 
in a hospital in England recovering from 
shrapnel injuries to his left leg, chest, and 
shoulder. Lieutenant Witt entered the 
Army in May, 1941. 

Lieut. Rexford H. Feaster, '41 43, Fly- 
ing Fortress co-pilot, was reported missing 
on his 19th bombing mission over France 
August 9, but a month later his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Gale Feaster, Washington, 
D. C, had a cablegram from him saying he 
was safe. Lieutenant Feaster was a sopho- 
more at the University when he entered 
the armed services. 

Dr. John B. Slicer, '84, died September 
8 in the Union Hospital at Elkton. Md. He 
was 86 years old. Doctor Slicer practiced 
medicine in Cecil County for more than 
60 years. He was graduated from West 
Nottingham Academy, near Colora, in 
1881 and three years later was graduated 
from the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, which Liter was absorbed by the 
University of Maryland. 

Lieut. Elliott Moorehead, '41 43, Silver 
Spring, pilot of a B 26 Marauder, is sta- 
tioned at an Eighth AAF composite sta- 
tion. Northern Ireland. Lieutenant Moore- 
head received his flight training at Jackson, 
Tenn.; Newport, Ark.; Bhtheville. Ark., 
and Lake Charles, La. He arrived in the 
European theater in July of this year. He 
played on the Terrapin football team. 

Leonard J. DeVaughn, '39-40, has been 
appointed a flight officer in the Army Air 
Force. He received his silver pilot's wings 
at the Altus, Okla., Army Air Field last 

Lieut. William P. Johnson, '41, is now 
serving as Air Corps Supply Officer at an 
Air Service Command Depot in Northwest 
England. Lieutenant Johnson is a member 
of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He recently 
was awarded a certificate of proficiency in 
safety engineering for his work at the air- 
craft assembly repair depot, the largest in- 
stallation of its kind in the European 
theater of operations. 

John (Jack) Gilmore, '39 40, a former 
member of Terp football and boxing teams, 
has been given battlefield promotion in 
France from second lieutenant to first lieu- 
tenant because of reconnaissance work. 

Capt. Edward Warren, a graduate of the 
University School of Medicine, has been 
transferred from his post as chief of the 
general surgery, gynecology, and obstetrics 
section at the Los Angeles Port of Embark- 
ation Station Hospital to Camp Barkeley, 
Tex., for assignment to a medical hospital 
ship platoon. 

Edith Scales, '44, was married in May to 
O/C Herbert J. Silcox of Richmond, Va. 
Officer Candidate Silcox is stationed at 
Fort Benning, Ga. Mrs. Silcox is living in 
New York City and working as an assistant 
dietitian. She was a cheerleader while at- 
tending the University. 

Lieut. August Eckels Jr., '40-42, is with 
the Fifteenth AAF in Italy and is serving 
as a bombardier in the Liberator heavy 
bombardment unit. He enlisted as an avia- 
tion cadet in October, 1942. 

Kay Hope Hevener, '42, a member of 
Delta Delta Delta sorority, and Lieut. Er- 
nest A. Thompson were married May 6. 

Lieut. James William Bishop, '37, was 
reported missing in action Decembei 5, 
1942, over Bizerte, Tunisia. Sun e thai time 
no further word lias been received about 
him, and the Government lias declared 
him officially dead and awarded him the 
Purple Heart posthumously. After gradua 
Hon from the University he was associated 
in business with his father in Laurel, Del., 
until the outbreak of the war. Aftei e\ten 
sive training in this country, he flew a B 25 
to the European theater of war and from 
there he participated in the African una 
sic in. Lieutenant Bishop was a member of 
Theta Chi fraternity. 

Thomas McRives Jr.. '42, who is now 
with the Eighth Air Force, has been pro 
moted to captain. 

B. D. Borden, '40, recently was pro- 
moted to the rank of major in the Quar- 
termaster Corps. He is commanding officer 
of the Richmond Railhead and Distribut- 
ing Point, Third Service Command. Army 
Service Forces, Richmond. Va. 

Capt. Robert C. Rice, '41, is now sta- 
tioned in India. While at the University, 
he was president of the senior class, editor 
of the Terrapin, president of Phi Sigma 
Kappa, vice president of ODK. and captain 
in the ROTC. 

Lieut. Loy M. Shipp Jr., '43, and Mrs. 
Shipp, the former Jane Boswell, '44, are 
making their home at Ft. Worth, Tex., 
whore Lieutenant Shipp is stationed at Tar- 
rant Field, flying B-24s. Mrs. Shipp was a 
member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and 
Mortar Board, and Lieutenant Shipp was 
a member of Sigma Chi. 

Capt. Webster M. Strayer Jr., graduate 
of the University School of Medicine, is 
serving as a surgeon with the Army Air 
Corps. He joined the service two years ago 
and after training at McDill Field- Fla., 
went to his present post with an air depot 

Pfc. Herman Cooper, '41 42, has been 
stationed for 26 months in Alaska and the 
Aleutians. He recently returned to the 

Lieut. David G. Blake, '40 41. pilot of 
a Flying Fortress based in Italy, was re- 
ported missing over Germany on July 18. 
He had completed 35 missions and held 
the Air Medal with several Clusters. This 
makes the second time Lieutenant Blake 
has been reported missing. On his flight 
overseas to North Africa from Brazil, an 
engine quit and he and his crew were 
forced to abandon ship in the middle of 
the South Atlantic. They were adrift 36 
hours before being rescued. Lieutenant 
Blake enlisted as an air cadet in June, 1942, 
and was commissioned in July, 1943. 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

Lieut. James David Engle, '44. is now 
stationed at Fort Monmouth, N. J. 

Cadet William Nairn, '44, is starting 

his hist \c.ii at West Point aftci taking 
preparatory work at Amherst College. 

Lieut. Charles Pierce, '3S, and Olin 
Gochenour, '41 44, are stationed at Fort 
Monmouth, \. J. Both men were married 

Maj. Lewis S. Sohn, a graduate of the 
Baltimore division of the University, has 
been awarded the Bronze Star for "meri- 
torious achievement" in military police ac- 
tivities in France. Major Sohn has been 
overseas since December, 1943. 

Elizabeth Powers, '41, was married in 
San Francisco on September 16 to Lieut. 
(j.g, ) Russell A. Barnes. Lieutenant and 
Mrs. Barnes arc making their home in 
Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Barnes is a former 
president of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. 

Capt. and Mrs. Thomas Coleman an- 
nounced the birth of a son on September 
24. Mrs. Coleman, the former Matilda 
(Tillie) Boose, '39, was a member of 
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and Captain 
Coleman, '40, was a Sigma Phi Sigma. 
Captain Coleman recently was stationed in 
Macon, Ga. 

Ensign Charles F. Ellinger, '37, USNR, 
is on duty in the Solomon Islands with a 
motor torpedo boat squadron. He trained 
at Princeton University, Fort Schuyler, N. 
Y.. and Melville, R. I.' 

Lieut. Thomas E. Collins, '36-38, navi- 
gator on a B-24 Liberator bomber, has 
been awarded the Distinguished Flying 
Cross. After five months overseas he had 
participated in 32 bombing missions. Lieu- 
tenant Collins worked in the Treasury De- 
partment before entering the Air Corps. 

Lieut. Julian W. Wells, '37-38, was 
wounded in action July 13 in Italy. He has 
been overseas about five months, and was 
employed at the Harvey Dairy, Hyattsville, 
when he entered the service in March, 

Pfc. Leonard V. Braun, '42 43, lias 
been reported missing in action in the 
South Pacific. He was attending the Uni- 
versity when he entered the service in April. 
1943 and has been overseas since last 

Sgt John i < onion. 4" 42 
ner on a Liberatoi bomber, h 

Ulg since Julv 24 when his plane was shot 
down mil 'I Ugosta i.i Over* 

wicks, he had U en in the- v 
February, 1943, wh< n he l< it hi itudi 
Maryland Univcrsitj to enlist is m ail 

Lieut. Richard I Mai, vh 1 his 

master's degre< from the University in 
1941, is station custodian and agricultural 

officer at a B 26 Maiaudei base- He is m 
charge of victor) gardens at the camp in 

addit to ai quiring and distributing 

turn propertj essential to ground person 

nil lie was supplv officer for his lonipanv 

before going <>v ease is last October. 

Dr. John A. Biever, 86, the oldest alum 

nus of the University School of Medicine, 

died August 2~ in Mount Joy, Pa Dr. 
Biever had been a practicing phvsician for 
57 years and had retired from practice onlj 
five years ago, Following residences in Phil 
adclphia, Lebanon, and Columbia, Pa 

Maj. Julius Ireland, '40, USMC, re 
ccntlv was awarded the Air Medal at the 
Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point. 
\. C, for distinguished service as a pilot 
and division leader of a fighter plane squad- 
ron operating against the Japanese in the 
South Pacific. Major Ireland returned to 
the States in May after six months m the 
Solomon Islands and Bismark Archipel- 
ago areas, during which he flew on sS mis- 
sions, shooting down five Zeros and prob- 
ably two others. He is now commanding 
officer of the fighter squadron of the Ninth 
Aircraft Wing. 

Lieut. Herbert Scott Young, '40, 
USNR, has been in the Navy for the past 
IVi years and is at present on the staff of 
the Naval Training School. Hollywood 
Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Fla. On April 
23 he was married to Miss Selma Schultz, 
who left the University after completing 
her junior year in 1940. 

Lieut. Charles M. Zulick, '37, writes 
that in his travels in the Pacific theater of 
operations, he has met the following Man 
land alumni: Capt. Robert Neiman, '38; 
Lieut. Robert Steele, '42; Capt. Carl 
Sachs, '41; Maj. F. X. Beamer, '40; and 
Capt. J. P. McNeil, '42. Captain Zulick 
has been in three major landings — Mai 
shall Islands, Saipan, and Tinian — with 
"not even a scratch, but as the Marines 
Say, really "rugged' duty." His wife, the 
former Alice Lesley English, '35 36, is hv 
ing in Salisbury with their two children. 
Charles M. Jr.. and Edvthe Anne. 

Katherine Jean Shea, '42. has accepted 
a position as principal at the West Stock- 
bridge School. West Stockbridgc. Mass. 
Miss Shea, graduate of the College of Edu- 
cation, formerly was a teacher at the Wil- 
liam Whiting School in Holyoke, Masv 

Lt. Doyle Royal 
In Metz Fighting 

Lieut. Doyle P. Royal, '43, was in a 
column of "dog-tired doughboys caked with 
mud from head to foot" who came out of 
the line in front of Metz recently after 
three days and nights of continuous fight 
ing, according to an Associated Press dis- 

The former tennis, basketball, and soc- 
cer player at Man land University was 
wounded in action on July 27. He returned 
to active duty, however, after receiving the 
Purple Heart and the Infantry Combat 

Telling about the sustained fighting in 
the woods before Metz, a strong French 
fortress on the approach to Germany, Lieu- 
tenant Royal said: 

"The first day it was raining hard and it 
was as black as the smokestacks of hell. 
The only way we could keep contact was 
to hold onto each other. 

"We attacked at dawn Friday on a mis- 
sion to clean out part of the woods and 
the first thing we ran into was cement pill- 
boxes and dug-in emplacements covered 
with rocks and mud, each manned by six 
to eight Jerries. 

"Later we learned we had been sticking 
out like a sore thumb because outfits to our 
right and left had been held up. Enemy 
artillery had cut oft our rear communica- 
tions and we were without rations and 
water for two days before we were relieved 
this morning." 

Ex-Terp Pitcher 
Guam Commander 

Col. Peter P. Schrider, '26, is in com- 
mand of the Air Defenses in recaptured 
Guam, a dispatch from the Marine Corps 
Combat Public Relations Service has an- 

The dispatch told how ground crewmen 
of the Marine Air Force under the com- 
mand of Colonel Schrider had put Orote 
Field back into operation a few hours after 
Jap resistance had been quelled. 

The ground crew personnel following on 
the heels of assault troops landed their 
equipment on the main beaches and went 
to work in the face of fire from Jap 
snipers. Colonel Schrider personally di- 
rected the operation. 

Before going to the Mariannas, Colonel 
Schrider saw action in the Gilbert Islands 
as acting chief of staff to Lieut. Gen. Hol- 
land Smith. Before that he was in the 
\ttu campaign. 

Colonel Schrider was a star pitcher on 
the Maryland baseball team of 1926. 

Pictured above, left to riglit. are Major Logan Schutz, '38. King George of Eng- 
land, and Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, with Gen. Jacob Devers in the back- 
ground. The picture was taken during the King's visit to Allied headquarters in 
the Mediterranean area just after Major Schutz had been presented to H. R. H. 

Major Logan Schutz, *38, Has Chance 
To Watch Allied War Plans Unfold 

As U. S. aide to General Sir Henry Mait- 
land Wilson, Allied commander-in-chief in 
the Mediterranean theater of operations, 
Major John Logan Schutz, '38, has had 
an exceptional opportunity to watch Allied 
war plans unfold. He described some of his 
experiences in a recent letter to President 
H. C. Byrd: 

"On D-3 of the operation against South- 
ern France, I accompanied General Wilson 
to Ajaccio, Corsica (birthplace of Na- 
poleon, which we visited) where he estab- 
lished his advanced headquarters on board 
a command ship. On D-l, the General and 
I accompanied Admiral Cunningham on a 
destroyer which intercepted the three ma- 
jor task forces as they steamed towards 
Southern France. It was an impressive sight 
to see the hundreds of ships with their 
accompanying naval protection, as they 
steadily plowed through the placid blue 
Mediterranean towards their ultimate des- 

"Then on 'D' Day, it was my good for- 
tune to accompany the Prime Minister, 
Under Secretary of War Patterson, and 
General Somervell on a destroyer which 
arrived off the invasion beaches only five 
hours after the landings were initiated. Our 
massed naval might was a sight to behold 
as they lay off the beaches, with a constant 

stream of men, guns, and supplies pouring 
onto the beaches. The resistance was quite 
light. The Hun took one look at this great 
fleet and hasn't stopped running to date. 

"The French people were exceedingly 
friendly wherever we went. Even. 1 man, 
woman, and child waved and cheered as 
we passed. . . . When we reach the head 
of the parade, the honors were played for 
the General, which included the three na- 
tional anthems. When the band hit the 
'Marseillaise,' the crowd broke into a ter- 
rific cheer which made cold chills run up 
and down my spine while I stood there at 
hand salute. It was the sincere cry of a lib- 
erated, jubilant people in the midst of 
their war-torn city. It was an occasion which 
I shall never forget. 

"Jamie MacWilliams has left us to be- 
come Secretary General Staff of General 
Devers' new headquarters. Of the Mary- 
land gang, this leaves only Pete Pfeiffer, 
Joe Burk, and myself in AFHQ. Pete is in 
charge of the AFHQ Message Center, and 
Joe is m charge of the Secretary General 
Staff Records Room. Joe. with all of his 
\\ \C assistants, reminds me of a Turkish 
Sultan. Old Joe sits in the midst of all 
these women giving orders right and left, 
and revelling in it." 


Grasping a .50 caliber machine gun of 
the Flying Fortress in which he has 
fllown 54 combat missions with the 15th 
AAF in Italy is S/Sgt. Truman R. Ahalt, 
'42-43, of Jefferson, Md. In his left hand 
he holds the camera which he used to 
take pictures of bombing missions, re- 
cording bomb strikes and destroyed tar- 
gets in the Mediterranean theater. 

Marylanders Win 
Service Awards 

Three former Maryland University stu- 
dents have been presented awards for con- 
spicuous service by the War Department. 

Capt. Emmitt E. Witt Jr., '40, lias won 
the Legion of Merit award for his ingen- 
ious method of converting captured and 
salvaged enemy equipment into a system of 
vital communications during the period 
from November 20, 1943, to May 15, 
1944, in Corsica. 

Lieut. Gail R. Holmes, who was attend- 
ing the University when he entered the 
service in 1942, a bombardier and naviga- 
tor with 40 missions to his credit, received 
the Air Medal for successful operational 
flights over enemy installations during 
March and April of this year. 

Lieut. Charles W. Woodward Jr., '41, 
has been presented the Bronze Star medal. 
Lieutenant Woodward served as executive 
officer of a field artillery battery in Italy 
from October to December of last year 
and is now serving in France. 

Gait Gets 2 Zeros 

Lieut. Dwight B. Gait Jr., '38-41, 
USNR, a member of Flight 31 aboard an 
Independence class carrier in Task Force 
58, shot down two Jap planes July 8 to 
bring his total to five. 

Lieutenant Gait was leader of the sec- 
ond section of a four-plane fighter divi- 
sion flying combat air patrol over part of 
Task Force 58. 


Capt. John I';. Fisscl, '33, .1 flight sui 
geon, was killed August 2" in Scotland 
during .1 flight from New York. 

Captain Fissell, ^2. ;i membei ni .1 med 
ical an evacuation transport squadron, was 

on Ins third flight from New York to 
Scotland when he lost his lite, follow 111.'. 

his graduation from the University of 
Maryland Medical School, he interned 
a year at the Church Home and Hospital, 
Baltimore, and later at Newport News, 
Y.i . before entering the \nn> m Septem 
her. 1942. 

He received Ins wings it Randolph 
Field, Tex., in April. 1943, and was on 

duty at Louisville, K\., before entering 
overseas service. 

Captain Fissel is survived b\ lus mother, 
Mrs. Caroline C. Fissel, Baltimore. 

• * 

Capt. Talbert A. Smith, '3 5, para- 
trooper, who was reported missing June 9, 
was killed 111 action July 1 in France, ac- 
cording to the War Department. 

A native of Washington, D. C, Captain 
Smith entered active service in January, 
1941 and was attached to the Quarter- 
master Corps. Two years later he transferred 
to the Parachute Infantry, received his 
wings at Fort Bcnning, Ga., in March, 
1943, and went overseas last January. Cap- 
tain Smith was 31 years old. 

His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith, and 
a one year-old daughter live in Baltimore. 

• • 

Capt. John Z. Marzolf, '41, was killed 
September 4 in an accident of undisclosed 
nature at the Huntsville, Ala., Chemical 
Warfare Arsenal, where he was plant su- 

Captain Marzolf was a member of the 
ROTC at the University and was on the 
Rifle Team. He belonged to Phi Kappa Phi 
and Tau Beta Pi fraternities, and entered 
the Army in July, 1941. 

• * 

Lieut. Robert Edwards, '42, first re- 
ported as missing in action on September 9, 
1943, was killed in action, according to the 
War Department. 

A recent War Department letter to his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Edwards, 
Baltimore, disclosed that "his plane was 
struck by flak near the target and spun 
into the Straits of Dover. There is no avail- 
able report that any member of the crew 
was rescued." 

Lieutenant Edwards entered the Air 
Force shortly after his graduation from the 
University. He received his cadet training 
at Lowry Field, Cal., and motion-picture 
training in Hollywood, Cal., and later was 
attached to the Eighth Air Force as a mo- 
tion picture cameraman. 


John O. Herrman, graduate of the t7ni- 
versity Law School, has been promoted 
to the rank of captain, headquarters at 
Selman Field, Monroe, La., announced 
recently. Captain Herrman is a flight 
commander in the advanced navigation 
school at Selman. He formerly practiced 
law in Baltimore. 

Franklin Army Judge 

Appointment of Col. Neal D. Franklin, 
'26, as Staff Judge Advocate has been an- 
nounced at headquarters of the AAF Irani 
ing Command, Port Worth, Tex. 

Formerly Staff Judge Advocate for the 
AAF Western Technical Training Com 
niand, Denver, he now is in charge of his 
section's activities for the entire Training 

Colonel Franklin's first AAF assignment. 
in 1941, was with the Seventh Air force 
at Hickain Field, Hawaii, and he was serv- 
ing as Judge Advocate there at the time of 
Pearl I Iarbor. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 5 

October, 1944 

Alumni Association 
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founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


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Shoots Down 
5 Jap Planes 

Lieut, (j.g.) Dwight B. Gait, Jr., 
USNR, a member of the Class of '42, has 
recently been awarded the Distinguished 
Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and a Gold 
Star in lieu of a second D. F. C. 

Lieutenant Gait has shot down five Jap 
anese aircraft during operations near the 
Marianas. In the first fighter sweep over 
Tinian, in which he led a flight of 12 Hell- 
cat fighters, he shot down two enemy planes 
while his squadron accounted for 1 1 in 
the air and two on the ground. Sent out 
with a group of 12 fighter planes to inter- 
cept 30 enemy planes attacking a task 
fcrcc, he added another Zero to his score. 
On a later mission to investigate an ene- 
my threat to the bisk force, in the face of 
great odds. Lieutenant Gait destroyed two 
more Japanese fighters, bringing his total 
enemy planes destroyed to five in less than 
a month. 

While at the University, Lieutenant Gait 
w:.s a member of Theta Chi fraternity. 
* * * 

Name Dairy Products Head 

Dr. Ira A. Gould, a prominent dairy 
manufactures professor at Michigan State 
College, was recently appointed professor 
of dairy manufactures and in charge of this 
division of the work at the University's 
dairy department, including the operation 
and maintenance of the dairy products 
plant, the inspection service, and the sales 
of dairy products. 

He won his B.S. degree from West Vir- 

Capt. William S. Donaldson, "39-'40, in 
Italy the past eight months as an adju- 
tant with a B-24 Liberator heavy bom- 
bardment group of the Fifteenth Air 
Force, was recently promoted from the 
rank of first lieutenant. Captain Donald- 
son is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. 
Donaldson, St.. and attended the Uni- 
versity of Maryland until he entered the 
Army Air Forces on January 23. 1942. 
His wife, Mary, lives at 502 Nottingham 
Rd., Baltimore, Md. 

ginia University in 1931 and received a 
Master's degree from Michigan State Col- 
lege in 1933. His doctorate was earned at 
the University of Wisconsin and received 
in 1938. He has had considerable prac- 
tical experience in dairies and creameries. 
During the past 10 years he has been a 
staff member at Michigan State College. 
* * * 

Did you know that his excellency, Galo 
Plaza, the ambassador from Ecuador, is a 
former student of the University of Mary- 
land? Yes, that is true. Only 38 years old, 
he is a popular diplomat in Washington. 

Major Erbe Was Commander 
On Southern Alcan Highway 

Major Theodore H. Erbe, '36, who was 
recently promoted to that rank from a 
captaincy, is a senior instructor at the 
Ordnance School at the Aberdeen Prov 
ing Grounds, Md. 

Major Erbe spent a year in the Regular 
Army after graduation from college, when 
as a second lieutenant in the 12th In- 
fantry, he took part in the 1936 reenact- 
ment of the Battle of Manassas. 

In 1941 he was recalled to active service 
as a first lieutenant in a quartermaster 
truck unit. Early in 1942 he was trans- 
ferred to command of an ordnance heavy 
maintenance company at Fort Dix, N. J., 
and in 1943 he was ordered to duty on the 
Alcan Highway. 

Then a captain, Erbe was commander of 
the Southern Alcan Highway base mainte- 

nance shops which served an area of ap- 
proximately 30,000 square miles. His area 
of responsibility extended 1,000 miles 
north along the Alaska Highway to the 
Yukon border. 

Late in 1943 Major Erbe was appointed 
Assistant Ordnance Officer of the North- 
west Service Command and he moved 
from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to 
Whitehorse, Y. T., famous town of the 
Klondike route of 1898. Direction of re- 
clamation and evacuation of heavy ord- 
nance material from the Northwest to the 
United States were his principal duties as 
staff officer. 

Major Erbe is a son of Mrs. Louise A. 
Erbe, and is married to the former Elea- 
nor Commins Hatch of Mt Washington. 
In civilian life he was engaged in the in- 
surance business in Baltimore. 

Hits Enemy 47 
Times Via Air 

First Lieut. William II. Hume. '39. vet- 
eran fighter pilot, is now serving at a fighter 
training station acting as an instructor for 
fighter pilots freshly arrived in the Euro 
pean Theater of Operations. 

Lieutenant Hume has flown on forty- 
seven missions over the continent, serving 
as bomber escort, strafing ground targets, 
and working in close support of our ground 
forces. He has been awarded the Air Medal 
with Six Oak Leaf Clusters for meritori- 
ous achievement. With this fund of actual 
combat experience, he is teaching his stu- 
dents all the tricks of modern aerial war- 
fare. He flies the P-4" "Thunderbolt." 

Lieutenant Hume entered the United 
States Military Academy at West Point, 
N. Y., after one year of study at the Uni 
\ersity of Maryland. While at West Point, 
he took flying training and on graduation 
from the Academy in January of 1943, 
joined the Air Corps. He was assigned to 
duty overseas in March of this year. 

He is a son of Colonel and Mrs. Howard 
Hume, 1830 Jefferson Place N.W., Wash- 
ington. D. C. Colonel Hume is with the 
U. S. Medical Corps and is stationed at 
Camp Van Dorn, Miss. 

* * * 

Batson Released As 
Prisoner Of War 

A student at the University of Maryland 
from September, 1939, to February, 1942, 
when he entered the Army, David Batson 
of Washington, D. C, is now enjoying a 
much-earned rest at the home of his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal A. Batson. He 
was honorably discharged on September 
29, after serving in the North African cam 
paign and being a prisoner of war in Ger- 
many for 1 5 months. 

In the North African battle, David, as 
a private in the First Armored Tank Di- 
vision, was wounded and then captured 
by the Germans. He was taken to Ger- 
many, where he was kept a prisoner at 
various camps during the 1 5 months. 
Last May he was chosen to return home 
on the Gripsholm in a prisoner exchange. 

While at the University, he studied me- 
chanical engineering and was a member of 
Phi Sigma Kappa social fraternity. 

* * * 

Lieut. Alvin Ross Uhlfelder, for two 
\cars a student at the University, recently 
spent a leave at his home in Baltimore. He 
has been at the McKinsey General Hos- 
pital, recovering from four shrapnel 


Capt. Theodore M. Vial, '42, has been 
enjoying a 21 day leave with bis parents at 
College Park. He is a son of Professor and 
Mrs. Joseph M. Vial of 4304 Van Buren 
Street. University Park. Professor Vial is 
a member of the staff of animal husbandry 
department. \\ Ink it the University of 
Maryland Captain Vial was enrolled in 
the chemistry department. On graduation 
in 1942 lie entered the armed services as 
a scc«nd lieutenant in the chemical war- 
fare division. Since he hail a pilot's license, 
he was transferred to the Air Corps three 
weeks later as a glider pilot. 

Captain Vial now wears three cam 
paign ribbons, one from the American The- 
ater of War. one for the Mediterranean 
Theater of War, and one from the Burma 
India Theater. On his Mediterranean The 
ater ribbon, there are five stars, and on his 
Burma India ribbon he wears one star. 

He has been awarded a Distinguished 
Flying Cross and the Air Medal. 
* * * 

Dr. Kelly, Famous 
Pharmacist, Dies 

Dr. E. F. Kelly. Dean of the School of 
Pharmacy of the University of Maryland 
from 1918 until 1926, died at his home in 
Texas, Md., October 27. 

From 1907 to 1932 Dr. Kelly was secre- 
tary of the Maryland Pharmaceutical Asso- 
ciation and since 1920 had been secretary 
of the American Pharmaceutical Associa- 
tion, the national association of pharma- 
cists. He had served on the Maryland State 
Board of Health since 1920. 

Born in Carthage, N. C, July 2, 1879, 
he attended the State College at Raleigh, 
N. C, in 1896 and 1897, and was gradu- 
ated from the School of Pharmacy of the 
University of Maryland in 1902 and was 
identified with Maryland since that time. 

Dr. Kelly served as a member of the 
faculty of the School of Pharmacy at the 
University of Maryland and at the Johns 
Hopkins School of Medicine. After 1927 
he had been advisory dean of the Pharmacy 
School at the University. 

His illness began last August, since 
which time he has been forced to be absent 
from his Washington offices a great part 
the time. 

He is survived by his wife and three 
children: Mrs. Bruce Kilgore, Major Evan- 
der Kelly, now with the Army in England, 
and Kenneth Kelly. Lauch Mclver Kelly, 
another son, a pilot officer in the Army Air 
Corps, was reported killed in a flight over 
Germany some weeks ago. 

Chairman of the American Council of 
Pharmacy, member of the board of trustees 

Campus Beauties Were Rivals 
For Touchdown Queen Crown 

A highlight of the Black and Gold ball, tchich took place on the University of 
Maryland campus shortly after the opening of the fall session, was the crowning of 
the "Touchdown Queen." Pictured above are the candidates chosen by the iwrious 
student organizations from whom the members of the football squad elected the 
"Queen." This year's winner was Phyllis Thompson, third from the left, who was 
crowned at the Black and Gold ball Friday evening. October 13. by Leslie Daly, cap- 
tain of the 1944 football eleven. 

The pictured candidates are. left to right — Ann Ryon. Waldorf. Margaret Brent 
Hall; Betty Burris. Centerville. Delta Delta Delta; Phyllis Thompson Takoma Park. 
Kappa Delta; Beverly Van Hoffman, Detroit. Phi Delta Theta annex; Jean Warfield. 
Baltimore. Dormitory F; Louisa Nicholson. Baltimore. Anne Arundel Hall: Sally 
Morgan. Edgewood Arsenal. Dormitory C; Vivian Davis. Baltimore. Phi Sigma Sigma; 
Joan Spears. College Park. Kappa Kappa Gamma; Helen Millar. Indian Head. Alpha 
Delta Pi: Tema Rubenstein. Miami Beach. Fla.. Alpha Epsilon Phi; Peggy Randall. 
Washington. Pi Beta Phi; Helen Bennington. Aberdeen. Sigma Kappa; Ellen Lawton. 
Washington. Alpha Omicron Pi; Marilyn Collier. Washington. Alpha Xi Delta; Mary 
Jean McCarl. Greenbelt. Gamma Phi Beta; and Mildred Kuehn. Baltimore. Sigma Chi 

of the American Pharmacopoeia, and a 
member of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science. Dr. Kelly has 
written extensively on pharmacy and re- 
ceived many honors. 

Dr. Kelly was well known among the 
people of his profession and took a great 
interest in the welfare of the University. 
Much of the credit for the progress of the 
University School of Pharmacy is due to 
his wisdom and foresight. His passing is a 
gieat loss to the University and the phar- 
maceutical profession. 

* * * 

Lieut. Donald F. Whinerey, '43, upon 
completion of O. C. S. in Fort Benning. 
Ga., was stationed at Fort McClellan, 
Ala., and Fort Leonard Wood. Mo., be- 
fore being sent to the Southwest Pacific. 
He has been overseas since Mav, 1944. 

Dean S. S. Steinberg, of the School of 
Engineering of the University "( Mar] 
land, has been appointed by Governor 
Herbert R. O'Conor as a member on a 
committee of three to pass on the fees in- 
volved in the proposed building of a Mid 
City Express Highway through Baltimore 
which, according to the contract proposed, 
will cost in excess of S~ 14.000. 

Major James, '40. and Barbara, '44. 
Kehoe announce the arri\al of a daughter, 
Courtncv Ann. on Oct. 23. Both parents 
were outstanding in campus affairs while 
students. Major Kehoe was one of the 
best track stars ever to represent the Uni- 
versity. He is now stationed in the South 
Pacific. Mrs. Kehoe is the former Barbara 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

Dorothy Foerster and Gertrude Amoss, 

'42, are in training as Physical Therapy 
Aides at O'Reilly General Hospital in 
Springfield, Mo. At the completion of the 
course in July, 1945, they will be commis- 
sioned second lieutenants. 

S Sgt. Vincent Grudziecki, a graduate 
of the University of Maryland, was married 
on July 31 to Loreta B. Bilodeau of Leo- 
minster, Md. They will make their home 
in Florida, where he is stationed at Camp 
Gordon, Johnstown. 

First Lieut. John B. Savage, Jr., '34, 
has been in England over a year and is 
now serving as an adjutant at the Eighth 
Air Force Service Command sub-depot, 
whose duty it is to repair battle-damaged 
B-17 Flying Fortresses back from duty over 
Nazi Europe. Lieutenant Savage's unit has 
received a Presidential citation for effi- 
cient work in keeping the giant bombers in 
the air during the Eighth Air Force's great 
bombing offensive against Hitler's Reich. 
Lieutenant Savage is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. B. Savage, Sr., 2500 Allendale Road, 
Baltimore, and before entering the Air 
Force was employed by the Washington 

First Lieut. Wylie Hopkins, '38-41, 
has returned to France where he hopes to 
meet his former roommate, Randall C. 
Cronin, '38-41, who was recently pro- 
moted to the rank of Major in the Army 
Combat Engineers and is stationed some- 
where in France. 

Capt. Daniel J. Schwartz, '34, son of 
Mrs. Man' Schwartz, 2011 Bryant Ave, 
Baltimore, has been assigned to the four- 
engine pilot school at Courtland, Ala., as 
chief of medical service at the station hos- 
pital. A graduate of the Medical School, 
Captain Schwartz was a practicing physician 
in Baltimore from 1934-42. He was trans- 
ferred to Courtland from the 2146th AAF 
Base Unit at Albany, Ga., where he was 
flight surgeon. Captain and Mrs. Schwartz 
live at Florence, Ala. 

Major Maurice B. Sinsheimer, Jr., '37, 
lias been stationed in the South Pacific for 
the past 18 months. His wife and two and- 
one-half-ycar-old daughter, Suzanne, are 
living in Washington, D. C. 

Jack D. Hartman, who received his 
M.S. degree from the University of Mary- 
land in '39, was recently promoted to the 
rank of major and is now serving as an 
assistant to the assistant chief of staff for 
the military intelligence of the Caribbean 
Defense Command. Major Hartman en- 
tered active duty as a first lieutenant in 
August. 1941. and was sent to the Isthmus 
two months later. His wife. Mrs. Shirley 
Hartman. .md daughter, Eileen Cheryl, live 
in the Canal Zone. 

Lieut. Phil Kurz, '42, School of Engi- 
neering, is serving in India in the 20th Air 
Force as a Flight Engineer on a B-29. 

Lieut. Henry Rassier, '43, School of 
Engineering, is serving with the Infantry in 

Lieut. Ken Hoddinott, '42, School of 
Engineering, is taking B-17 pilot transi- 
tion training at Lcckburne Army Air Base, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

M Sgt. Edmund W. Lubinski, a grad- 
uate of the University of Maryland Law 
School, was awarded a Certificate of Com- 
mendation for his services from March, 
1943, to the present as administrative clerk 
and assistant to the chief, Operations 
Branch, Third Service Command School 
Division. Sergeant Lubinski was an attor- 
ney and office manager before entering the 
Army in Nov.. 1942. He served at the Fort 
Meade Reception Center and with an In- 
fantry unit in training there before assign- 
ment to Baltimore headquarters. 

Capt. David C. Kelly, Jr., '41, is at 
present stationed at Camp Fannin, Texas, 
where he is recovering from wounds re- 
ceived during the Sicilian invasion. Cap- 
tain Kelly also took part in the Oran in- 
vasion and the Tunisian campaign. 

First Lieut. Edward W. Vandegrift, 
on his receipt of his degree of Doctor of 
Dental Surgery at the University of Mary- 
land Dental College, November 30, 1943, 
was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 
United States Army Dental Corps. He was 
first sent to Carlisle Barracks, Penna., 
where he spent six weeks at the Medical 
Field Service School. Upon graduation on 
March 9, he was given a temporary as- 
signment in the Medical Replacement Pool 
at Camp Ellis, 111. After five months at 
Camp Ellis, he was transferred to Fort 
Sill, Oklahoma, where he has been as- 
signed to Dental Clinic No. 1 1 at Fort 
Sill Station Hospital. 

Lieut. Joseph Hoppengardner, '43, and 
Lieut. Robert Maisel, '43, are now sen 
ing in the same medical unit somewhere in 

Capt. Fritz Maisel, '41. is now in an 
Army hospital in Martinsburg, W. Va., re- 
cuperating from wounds received while 
participating in the French invasion. 

Capt. Emit C. Witt, Jr., '39, was 
wounded in Italy July 26 when a jeep in 
which he was riding behind enemv lines 
during a blackout hit a mine. Two cap- 
tains riding in the back seat were killed 
and the sergeant driving the jeep was 
wounded seriously. Captain Witt returned 
to duty July 31. Before entering the service 
in July, 1940, Captain Witt worked as an 
engineer for the War Department at Grav- 
elly Point. In the service he was with a 
coast artillery anti aircraft unit, and went 
overseas in March, 1943. The Legion of 
Merit was awarded him for "exceptionally 
meritorious conduct'' as commanding offi- 
cer of several gun operations rooms in 
Corsica between November 20. 1943, and 
May 15, 1944, when there were no anti- 
aircraft units on the island. The citation 
accompanying the award said he formu- 
lated a long-range anti-aircraft program for 
the port of Bastia and six large airfields 
on the island. 

Albin O. Kuhn, '38, has been granted 
a leave of absence and left the campus on 
Oct. 20 to accept an appointment as En- 
sign in the Unite! States Navy. On grad- 
uation he accepted an assistantship and 
worked for a Master's degree in agronomy 
in 1939, and became an Extension agrono- 
mist in July, 1940. At present he is under- 
going training and naval officer indoctrin- 
ation at the University of Arizona, Tucson, 

Marine Major Robert R. Ayres. Jr., son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ayres, Sr., of 
1036 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, 
Md., has been promoted to that rank at 
El Toro, Marine Corps Air Station, Santa 
Ana, Calif., where he is serving with a 
dive bomber squadron. Major Ayres, who 
holds the Distinguished Flying Cross for 
bombing and sinking a Jap destroyer, 
entered Marine Aviation in May, 1941. 
A veteran of service at Guadalcanal, he 
attended the University of Maryland in 

In Every 

Mary Harbaugh Campbell in employed 
by the Civilian Aeronautics Authority and 

is stationed at Norfolk \n ion. She 
is Controller at the Base, and the onlj 
woman in the countrj directing the land 
ing and taking off of planes .it a station of 
tins size. 

First Lieut. Kenneth D. Hall, '43, is 
serving with the United States \rmy in 

Charles L. Thompson, USNR, '40, was 
commissioned an ensign in the United 
States Naval Reserve on Oct. 27, 1943. 
He received his training at Fort Schuyler, 

New York, and Camp Bradford, Norfolk. 
Va., and is now serving somewhere in the 
Pacific as a gunnery officer on an L.S.T. 
boat. In September, 1940. he married 
Marguerite C. Clayton and on June 23, 
1944 his son. Charles Bruce, was born. 

First Lieut. Edwin M. Gue, '32, is a 

Radar officer on an island in the Pacific. 
He was graduated from the School of En- 
gineering and married Ruth Burselm. 
Mrs. Gue. with the four-year-old twins, is 
living with her parents in Hyattsville, Md. 

Major Daniel R. Robinson, '29, was 
recently promoted to that rank at San 
Antonio, Testis, where he is a group sur- 
geon of the 59th Air Depot. A graduate 
of the University's Medical School. 

Jane Maxson, '40, on April 9 became 
the bride of John Woodman West. Mr. 
and Mrs. West are making their home at 
Bethesda, Md. 

Betty Lou Tydings Keiser, '42, and 
Capt. W. L. Keiser announce the arrival 
of a daughter, Karen Sue, on September 
23 in Sedalia. Missouri. Betty Lou was in 
Kappa Kappa Gamma while on the cam- 

First Lieut. Phillip B. Keitlen, '3 5, has 
been assigned to the gynecology and ob- 
stetrics branch of Finney General Hos- 
pital at Thomasville, Ga. Lieutenant Keit- 
len is a native of Jersey City, N. J., and 
has been in the Army since March lit. 
1944. He first served at Carlisle Barracks, 
went from there to Lawson General Hos- 
pital, Atlanta, Georgia, and finally to 
Thomasville, Ga. While at the University 
of Maryland he starred on the track and 
debating teams. He is the son of Mrs. 
Nettie Keitlen of 3 Paulmeir Place, Jersey 

s Graduates Active 
Part of the World 

Ireland's Feats 
Are Incredible 

\l Mm Vlfred IhI md, '37, ovci 
\pnl. 1943, is oik- of tin youths des ribed 
in i dispatch from Marl S Watson, Sim 
papers i B iltimon milil ir orrespondent, 
mi redible youths." 

Majoi Ireland enlisted with the \im\ 
\n Cups in November, 1941, and went 
overseas in \pnl. 1943. He has taken part 
in the invasion of Sicily, Italy, and v 
mandy, and he was among the para 
troopers who assaulted the Netherlands 
last month and fought so fiercer) near 

When landing in Sicily with the first 
wave of paratroopers he received a knee 
injury for which he was awarded the I'm 
le Heart. The Silver Star was awarded him 
for meritorious combat under fire during 
the invasion of Italy. 

Major Ireland is a son of A. \V. Ire- 
land of 4"00 Saver Street. Baltimore, and 
his wife. Rosalie, lives at 600 Colcrain 
Road, Catonsville. 


Major James A. McGregor, "40, B 24 
Liberator pilot and operations officer af 
an Eighth Air Force Liberator station in 
England, was recently promoted to that 
rank from captain. 

Major McGregor holds the Distin- 
guished Flying Cross and the Air Medal 
with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Overseas for 
more than a year, he has participated in 
20 of his unit's eight score missions. 

On graduating in 1940. McGregor re- 
ceived a commission in the infantry re- 
serve. He was called for Federal service in 
February, 1942, and began aviation train- 
ing the following June, receiving his wings 
in January. 1943. He was assigned to Lib- 
erators and joined his present unit a short 
time later as it was undergoing overseas 

The Major, who took part m his group's 
first and 100th mission, was among the 
crews cited for "distinguished and out 
standing performance of duty" on their 
five score attacks. 

On his tenth mission, the pilot's alert 
and courageous action won him the Dis 
tinguished Flying Cross. Leading a combat 
wing of Liberators in an attack on the 
twin engine aircraft factories at Gotha. 
Germany, McGregor, then a captain, and 
his bombardier, found the area well cam 
outraged with snow cover. Disregarding one 
of the most persistent fighter attacks in the 
unit's history, he led his force to the t.u 
get. The bombing was excellent. 

Now as an operations officer and group 
training officer. Major McGregor is re- 
sponsible for orientation of new crews and 
takes a major part in the preparation for 
each mission. 

Capt. Long Is In 
Country Again 

Gipt. William B. Long. '34, after 30 
months in the Pacific Area, recently spent 
i short tunc at Walter. Reed Hospital, 
\\ ashington, D. C. for the routine phys 
ical check-up which all men receive when 
returning to this country from a tropical 

Captain Long left the United States 
May 18, 1942. with the I'mvcrsitv of 
Maryland 42ml Medical Unit. lie helped 
establish the 42nd at Stuaitholnic. Sydney, 
Australia, then became one of the doctors 
of the I hird Portable Hospital Unit. 

When the Third Portable l 'nit returned 
to Stuartholme, Captain Long was reas- 
signed to the 42nd, where he was m charge 
of the Officers Surgical Section In 0< 
tober. 1943, he became Chief of Ortho 
pedic Surgery of the 42nd. \lso in OctO 
ber, l l Hv Captain Long passed the Amer- 
ican Hoard of Surgery examination given 
him under Colonel Yeager's supervision. 

For his work in New Guinea he holds 
the Presidential citation and he wears five 
stupes for foreign duty service 

Campus Activities 

Last month was a hectic time for those 
University of Maryland co-eds who were 
being rushed for pledging to the various 
sororities. When the "din of battle'' had 
died down, more than 200 girls had been 
pledged by the 11 sororities. 

Alpha Omicron Pi led the Greek group 
with 29 pledges, followed closely by Kappa 
Delta with 28. The third largest number 
pledged, 23 coeds, was by Alpha Delta Pi. 

At a recent meeting of the Society for 
the Promotion of Engineering Education 
in Chicago, Dean S. S. Steinberg of the 
University's Engineering College was ap- 
pointed special representative of the organi- 
zation for the Washington, D. C, area. 
He was asked to look after the interests 
of the nation's engineering colleges and 
universities with regard to the distribution 
of surplus war properties for educational 
purposes, and other related matters. 

Climaxing a two-week rush period, eight 
of the 11 fraternities active in the Inter- 
fraternity Council pledged 68 men on 
Nov. 6. The Theta Chi fraternity led the 
group with 14 pledges, while Sigma Chi 
and Sigma Nu tied for second with 10 
pledges each and Sigma Alpha Epsilon was 
fourth with nine. 

Last year's formal rushing period ended 
with 59 pledged, according to records. 

It was explained that after formal rush- 
ing, the fraternities may rush informally 
and pledge men whenever they choose. 

Prof. Harlan Randall, popularly known 
as "Doc" Randall, last month rounded 
out his tenth year in the music department 
at the University. He is director of the 
University's women's chorus of 60 voices, 
which has appeared at Walter Reed Hos- 
pital, U. S. Naval Academy, and the Stage 
Door Canteen in Washington, as well as 
elsewhere. He also directs the men's glee 
club and the concert orchestra. 

Approximately 1,200 4-H Club mem- 
bers and their adult leaders from all 23 
Maryland counties swarmed over the cam- 
pus on October 28 to attend the third an- 
nual State 4-H Club Day, wartime substi- 
tute for the annual 4 H Club Week. Rec- 
ognition of their 1944 wartime food pro- 
duction and preservation achievements pro- 
vided the highlight of the program. 

Col. John G. Simpson, '35, first re- 
ported missing in action in June while on 
an air mission in France, is reported to 
have died in a German Hospital, July 20. 

While at the University, Simpson was 
enrolled in the School of Business Admin- 
istration. He was a very active and popular 
member of the student body, belonged to 
Kapa Alpha fraternity, and played end on 
the football team. 

At the time of his entrance into the 
service in 1938, Simpson was with the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1938 
he was graduated from Kelly Field, Texas, 
as a pilot and commissioned. At the age 
of 32 he had reached the high rank of 
colonel and was on his second mission as 
commander of a new combat wing when 
he was last heard from. He had been 
awarded the Purple Heart with five Oak 
Leaf Clusters and had been recommended 
for the Silver Star. 

Colonel Simpson is survived by his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Simpson, of 
Chevy Chase, and by his wife, the former 
June Bamsley, '36, and a three-and-one- 
half-year-old son. Robert, who live at 01- 
nev, Md. 


The recent death of Edward Lipin, '36 
and '38, of Baltimore, has been reported. 
A student of the University of Maryland 
from September, 1931, until the end of 
the summer session, 1935, he received his 
B.A. degree in June, 1936. In 1938 he 
graduated from the University of Maryland 
Law School and was admitted to the bar. 

For the past six years Mr. Lipin has 
practiced law in the City of Baltimore and 
in Anne Arundel. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Helen Hart of Baltimore; his son, Dwight, 
aged 2; his mother and father; a brother, 
Lieut. -Col. Raymond Lipin, of the Class 
of '32 and '36, now in England with the 
U. S. Air Corps; and a younger brother, 
Alfred, stationed in France. 

First Lieut. Harry M. Butler, '43, was 
killed in action in France on July 16, 
1944. He had completed four years of a 
five-year chemical engineering course at 
the University of Maryland when he was 
called into the service. A graduate of 
R.O.T.C., he received his certificate for 
a commission at the University. While at 
college, he was a member of the boxing 
squad. Among the survivors is a sister, 
Second Lieut. Isabel Butler of the Marine 
Corps Women's Reserve. 

Maurice T. Siegel, '26, has been pro- 
moted to the grade of staff sergeant at 
Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, and 
assigned to headquarters detachment of 
the training center. Sergeant Siegel prac- 
ticed law in Baltimore before entering the 
Army in 1943. 

Girls Remodel 
Gl Joe's Civies 

The GI Joe who left his best suit 
safelv packed away at home and fondly 
dreams of the day when he can wear it 
once more, are hereby given warning that 
their hopes may be unrealized. Women are 
ever busy bodies, and many of them now 
are busy remodeling GI Joes' civies into 
a chic suit for themselves, with the thought 
that GI Joe would want new clothes when 
he returns. 

Under the guidance of Miss Thrya F. 
Mitchell, assistant professor of textiles and 
clothing at the College of Home Econom- 
ics, University of Maryland, coeds started 
their remodeling jobs in their tailoring 
classes last summer. By now they have cut 
down and remodeled everything from 
sports jackets to men's topcoats. Since the 
material in these suits purchased before 
the war is superior to any available now, 
and not so expensive, the girls must be 
given credit for being so thrifty and in- 

Vol. XVI 

No. 6 

November, 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
Glenn W. Sample .... Editor 
Erma Albertson - - - Asst. Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Enrollment is 
Headed Up Again 

A total of 1,853 students had enrolled 

by October 13 for the fall quarter at the 
University of Maryland, an increase of 10 
per cent over last year, according to the 
office of the Registrar. Late enrollees have 

continued to swell the growing enrollment 

The October 13 number included 580 
men and 1,273 women. There arc 190 
Seniors, 211 Juniors 446 Sophomores, 853 
Freshmen, 12 unclassified students, 3" 
part time students, and 104 graduate stu 

Arts and Sciences leads all colleges in 
the number of students enrolled with 898 
registered. Other colleges are as follows: 
Agriculture, 6~; Business and Public Ad 
ministration, 158; Education, 179; Engi- 
neering, 175; Home Economics, 2~2 and 
Graduate School, 104. 

Registration at the Baltimore division 
of the University is running about 8 per 
"ent ahead of last year's. 

Miss Elizabeth K. Genger, former in- 
structor in Textiles and Clothing at the 
University of Maryland, was recently ap- 
pointed to the staff of the Westinghouse 
Home Economics Institute to head re- 
search on the laundering of synthetic fab- 
rics. Miss Genger will make her studies at 
the laboratories in Mansfield, Ohio. 


Cape. Thomas E. Hitch, '37 '41, .i ten 

mer student of the University ol Maryland, 
now of the \iuiv Ordnance Corps, recentl) 
reported at San Francisco foi durj in the 
Overseas Suppl) Division, Captain Hitch is 
a son of Mrs Nina \ Hitch. 4902 9th 
Street N.W., Washington, n. c:. Captain 
Hitch entered military service in Novcm 
bo of 1941. 

Ensign Paul A. De Tamble, '41 '42, 
USNR. was a recent campus \isitor. Paul 
has been in the Navy two \cars and is now 
a torpedo bomber pilot. I lis home address 
is 506 N. Ivy Street. Arlington, Va. 

Douglas W. Deitrick, '42 '43, billeting 
clerk of Headquarters Fifteenth Air Force 
Service Command, has recently been pro 
moted to the rank of corporal from that of 
private first class. Corporal Deitrick is a 
son of Mrs. Dorothy Deitrick of Chcvv 
Chase and attended the University of 
Maryland before entering the United States 
Army Air Force, December 11, 1942. 

S Sgt. Truman R. Ahalt, '42'43, of 
Jefferson, Md., has arrived at Army Air 
Forces Redistribution Station No. 2 in 
Miami Beach for reassignment processing 
after completing a tour of duty outside 
the continental United States. Sergeant 
Ahalt, son of Marshall C. Ahalt, was a 
student at the Universitv of Maryland prior 
to his induction into the Army. For 31 
months an aerial photographer in Italy, 
he flew on 54 missions. He holds the Air 
Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. 

1944 Terp Football Squad 

First row. left to right — Duane Bates. John Morris. Peter Petroff. William Greer, 
Walter Baumna. Sam Behr. Charles McClay. Al Novick. 

Second row — Coach Harry Ball. Thomas Chisari. Lawrence Cooper. Robert Troll. 
Captain Les Daly. Reno Continetti. Sal Fastuca. Louis Wilson. Robert Buckley, Wil- 
liam Eckhardt, Trainer Paddy Kane. 

Third row — Head Coach Clarence W. Spears. Norman Gaetz. Michael Zetts, Frank 
Doory. George Kellerman. Harry Jones. Joseph McCarthy. Percy Wolfe. Richard 
Terry. Alex Bobenfco. Coach Al Heagy. 

Fourth row — Sid Sternman. Charles Campbell. Wilbur Rock. Jack Love. John 
Simons. Randolph Bishop. Les Smith. Joseph Stover. Coach Harry Rice. 

Marine Second Lieut. James NX'. Shank, 

'40 43, via of \h .md Mrs 1 l-in\ < 
Shank of Keedysville, Md . has been 
signed to the Marine Corps \h station. 
II Centro, Calif., as an instrument flight 
instructor, lbs wife, bhe formei lliku \\ . 
Smith of Cumberland, Md . resides it 870 
M. inland Avenue, <.it\ Lieutenant 
slunk studied engineering 
three .md a halt \ at University 
Maryland In March, 1943, he began an 
cadet braining, and received Ins wings in 
June. 1944. at Corpus Christi, lis lli 
attended instrument school at Atlanta I 
before going to El Centre Lieutenant 

Shank's father served overseas with the In 
l.mtiv in World War 1 

Second Lieut. Harry E. Flook, Jr.. of 
Cumberland, Mil , has been awarded the 
Air Medal for "courage, coolness, and 
skill" displayed on bombing attacks over 
Nazi Europe. Lieutenant Flook was a pilot 
with the Eighth Air Force B-l" living 
Fortress group. He is a son of Col. and 
Mrs. Harry E. Flook of Buckingham Road 
and before entering the Air Forces in Oc 
tober, 1942, was a student at the Univer 
sity of Maryland. 

Capt. Philip S. Isis, for two \ .i 
student at the University of Mankind, has 
been missing in action since his fighter 
plane was shot down over France in Sep- 
tember. He holds the Distinguished Fly- 
ing Cross and the Air Medal with several 
Oak Leaf Clusters. 

Terps Show Toughness 

The University of Maryland's 1944 cour- 
ageous football team, under the leadership 
of Head Coach Dr. Clarence Spears, has 
had tough going this fall against opponents. 
Since the start of the season, the team has 
been improving steadily and on several oc- 
casions seriously threatened the position of 
opponents that were favorites to win. 

Since many Universitv alumni all over 
the world have inquired about the prog- 
ress of the 1944 football season, the fol- 
lowing scores are reported: Sept. 29, Hamp 
den-Sydney won, 12 to 0; Oct. 7, Wake 
Forest won, 39 to 0; Oct. 14. Man land 
tied West Virginia, 6 to 6; Oct. 20, Mich- 
igan State won, 8 to 0; Oct. 28, Florida 
won, 14 to 6; and Nov. 4. Virginia won. 
18 to ". 

The games at College Park have provid- 
ed a real treat to several hundred wounded 
service men Stationed in and ncai Wash 
ington, D. C. Groups of these men were 
guests of the Universitv to watch the ath 
letic events. 


Please don't wake me anybody! 
Everything's going to he jnsl 
the way he'll want it. His easy 
chair... his slippers ... and his 



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Dr. II. C. Byrd was host to the presi- 
dents of all campus organizations, includ- 
ing sororities and fraternities, at a dinner 
given by him in the Dining Hall on De- 
cember 1 1 . 

Dr. Frederick Brown Harris of Washing- 
ton, Chaplain of the U. S. Senate, and his 
wife were guests of honor. 

Other guests were Acting Dean of Men 
James Reid, Col. Harland Griswold, Dean 
Adele Stamp, Miss Rosalie Leslie, Miss 
Marian Johnson, Dr. J. Freeman Pyle, Dr. 
Arnold Joyal, Dr. S. S. Steinberg, Dean 
Marie Mount, Dr. Harold Cottcnnan, Dr. 
Clarence Spears, Miss Alma Prcinkcrt, Dr. 
Edgar Long, Charles Benton, Carl Hint/, 
Thomas Hutton, and William Cobey, all 
members of the University staff. 

Dr. Byrd planned the event to help es- 
tablish a closer relationship between the 
administrative University officers and the 
student leaders. There has been no similar 
function on the campus for several years. 

Five students were recently tapped for 
membership in Phi Kappa Phi, senior schol- 
arship honorary. 

The new tappets are Honey Toda of 
Manzanar, Calif., College of Arts and Sci- 
ences; Mary Spielman of Washington, Col- 
lege of Home Economics; Arnold Seigel 
of Washington, D. C, College of Engi- 
neering; Ellen Mead of Mt. Rainier, Col- 
lege of Business and Public Administration; 
and Arthur Thompson, of Duluth, Min- 
nesota, Graduate School. 

The eighth blood drive held late in No- 
vember, sponsored by the Victory Coun- 
cil, netted a total of 226 pints. The drive 
was conducted by the Prince Georges Red 
Cross Mobile Unit, which appointed Ruth 
1 hiring of Riverdalc, a student, to take- 
charge of the campaign on the campus. 

The two-day campaign resulted in the 
collection of more pints of blood than in 
any earlier drive on the campus. 

The Women's Chorus began its series 
of performances for the year on December 
10 when about fifty coeds went to Fort 
Belvoir to sing at the Service Club there. 

On December 16, the group visited the 
Newton Baker Hospital at Martinsburg, 
W. Va.. to provide an afternoon of enter- 

The University's Botany Department 

regularly sends a monthly letter known as 
the "Botany Chronicle" to all the boys in 
the armed services from its department. 
The letter is the result of the efforts of 
Dr. Ronald Bamford, department head, 

and his office workers. The Chronicle has 
run through 19 issues, with a twentieth 
coming up very soon. 

Mrs. Robert Herman Smith, formerly 
Lucilc V. Laws, B.S. '3~, Education, for 
several months Dr. Byrd's secretary, re- 
signed last month to accept a position in 
Silver Springs, where she lives at 709 Mont 
gomerv Ave. She is a member of the Alpha 
Omicron Pi Sorority. Her husband is also 
a University graduate. B.S. '42, Education. 

Dr. M. A. Petty, assistant professor of 
Plant Pathology, who came here from the 
University of Montana in January, 1943, 
left September Is to take a position as My- 
cologist with the Lederle Laboratories at 
Pearl River, N. Y. At Maryland Dr. Petty 's 
work was almost exclusively with soybeans; 
in his new position he will be working on 

Forty-five candidates for degrees were 
scheduled to receive their diplomas from 
President II. C. Byrd on December 22, 
marking the second commencement exer- 
cises held on the campus since last July 1 . 
Of the group, 35 were students at Col- 
lege Park and 10 were students in the 
School of Pharmacy at Baltimore. 

At the same time, certificates were award- 
ed to approximately 1 50 students in the 
Specialized Army Training Program, which 
was scheduled to come to a close on De- 
cember 30. The ASTP courses have been 
in progress at the Univcrsitv since July, 

During the Sixth War Loan Drive. Uni- 
vcrsitv- of Maryland students decided they 
would like to purchase enough stamps and 
war bonds to equal the cost of two "clucks" 
or what is more formally known as am- 
phibious Army trucks — about $16,000. 
When the "smoke" of the campaign had 
cleared away, the Student Victory Council 
officers were surprised to learn they had 
succeeded in exceeding the goal, with a 
total of $19,953 accounted for in the drive. 

The finale of the students' campaign 
consisted of a War Bond Carnival on De- 
cember 9. There were 21 student organi 
zations that cooperated, with a dozen ac- 
tually setting up booths in the Armory to 
sell war bonds and stamps. Seven of the 
groups did more than $1,000 worth of war 
bond business each. 

The girls in the Phi Sigma Sigma Soror 
itv, accounting for $4,441 in bonds and 
stamps, took first place honors in the whole 
campaign, while Alpha Delta Pi sorority 
was second with $3,078 and Alpha Xi 
Delta was third with $3,025. 


Major James C. Robertson, Jr., B.A. '35, 
3400 Grantly Road. Baltimore. Md.. on 
receipt of birthday greetings from the "M" 
Club, of which he is a member, wrote from 
somewhere in France: "I want to let the 
M' Club know that I received their novel 
and thoughtful birthday greetings, and that 
I send my thanks and appreciation. Mj 
birthday was July 31st but the greetings 
were not received until about the middle 
of August when I was in England, because 
they were forwarded several times aftci 
being scut on from my old address at 
Langley Field, Va." 

Since he last communicated with his 
Alma Mater. Robertson has been twice pro- 
moted. Before going overseas he held many 
responsible posts with the Signal division. 
In 1944 he received his War Department 
orders for overseas service as a Civil Affairs 
Public Safety Officer. 

He was ordered to France in Scptembei 
after a training period in England. As a 
Deputy Commanding Officer, he, with his 
outfit, is stationed near the combat zone 
awaiting orders to move into Germany to 
take over the military government in the 
area assigned. 

Receives Reward 

Miss Ruth Lingle of Qtieenstown, Md., 
senior in the College of Home Econom- 
ics, is pictured receiving from Dean M. 
Marie Mount, a check for $300, the 1944 
Borden Award, "in recognition of her 
scholastic attainments and promise of 
future achievement." 

Miss Lingle is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James B. Lingle and is majoring in 
the study of textiles at the University in 
preparation for a career in textile re- 
search. Site is (i member of Gumma Plii 
Beta, social sorority. Omicron Nu. hon- 
orary home economics society, and be- 
longs to Mortar Board, honorary organ- 
ization for senior women. 
The University of Maryland is one of 20 
American universities chosen by the Bor- 
den company as places for the presenta- 
tion of its award, designed to stimulate 
"persons of promise" to achieve greater 
professional accomplishments. 

Hodgins Promoted 
Air Corps Captain 

Who-What-When-Where Why 

Smiling beside (lis 2,000 horse powered 
P-47 Thunderbolt fighter. "My Gal Sal." 
Capt. Lawrence J. Hodgins. Jr.. College 
Park. Md.. ions photograplied upon re- 
turn from a successful dive-bombing mis- 
sion against the Nazis. 

Veteran of more than I DO combat mis 
sums over France and Germany flying a 
P-47 Thunderbolt fighter, "My Gal Sal," 

named for his wife, and holder of the Dis 
tingnished Flying Cross and the \ir Medal 
with 17 clusters, is the record of Capt. 
Lawrence ). Hodgins, Jr., '41, College of 
Engineering, recently home on leave with 
his parents, Prof, and Mrs. L. J. Hodgins, 
Sr„ College Park, Md. 

As a member of the fighter-bomber 
group, "Mogin's Maulers," Captain Hod- 
gins has, since the invasion, taken part in 
the bombing of enemy railways, depots, 
bridges, and troops. lie has also escorted 
troop-carrying C-4~ transport planes towing 
gliders of paratroopers into the Cherbourgh 
Peninsula. He has downed one Messer 
schmidt ML 109 and two T'olke Wulfc 
190's in aerial combat. 

Captain Hodges enlisted in the Army Air 
Force in March, 1942, and won his wings 
at Luke Field in 1943. His father is pro- 
fessor of Electrical Engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. While at the Univer- 
sity, Hodgins was active in the Phi Delta 
Theta social fraternity and Tan Beta Pi 
honorary engineering fraternity. His pro- 
motion to a captaincy tame during his re 
cent leave. 


Capt. Joseph I''. Pichacolas, a graduate 

of the University of Maryland Dental 
School, now a dentist in a B 24 Liberator 
group of the 1 "5th AAF in Italy, is kept 
busy working on the teeth of Uncle Sam's 
birdmen. A periodic dental check-up is 
part of the program that keeps them fit 
for flying. Before entering the services, 
Pichacolas had established a practice in 
Tamaqua, Pa., where his wife now lives 
at 437 Railroad Street. 

Lieut. Guy II. Goodman, Jr., 
Collegi "i Agriculture, having completed 

a tot il ot 3s missions as lead bom 

bardiei in tin European rheatei of Opera 

lions, was I, id K lionu on leave awaiting r< 
assignment He wrote in a recent lettei that 
on lus last mission, with Berlin tin limit, 
he Hew ovei si\ European capitals. He has 
been awarded the Distinguished Flying 
Cmss. the \n Medal with three ( >ak l 
clusters, and Ins unit won presidential cita 
tion. 1 lis home is at 502 Tulip Vv< nu< . I i 
kom.i Park, Md. 

I. KiK. Warren M. Lockwood, 41 '42. 
School ot Engineering, now with the air 
forces .n Italy, recentlj stored lus lust aerial 
combat victor) when the P-51 Mustang 
squadron with which he was flying escorted 
a British \losqmto on a photo reconnais 
ante mission to Munich. Germany. Lieu 
tenant Lockwood was Credited with the 

shot that set the two engine German 
fighter bomber on tire And sent it to the 

Lieutenant Lockwood is a son of Mci 
ritt Lockwood of 4 Jefferson \\c. Takoma 
Park. Md., and of Mrs. Jane Lockwood, 
8506 Manchester Rd., Silver Spring, Md. 
He enlisted with the Air Corps in March. 
1942, and completed lus pilot training at 
Spence Field, Ga. On arriving in the Med 
iterranean Theater of Operations in Sep- 
tember, lie was assigned to a veteran Mus- 
tang group in Italy . 

Second Lieut. Garland L. Myers, a 
former University student, now pilot of a 
B-17 Flying Fortress, has been assigned to 
overseas combat duty with the 1 3th A \T 
at a base in Italy. 

Lieutenant Myers was attending tlic 
University when he entered the armed 
forces in November. 1942. He was awarded 
his wings at Douglas. \n/.. m March, 1944. 
His wife lues at 33(12 Presstman St.. Hal 
timore, Md. 

\ former student of the University of 
Maryland, Cadet Carleton T. Clark. '41 
'42, Engineering, was recentlj awarded a 
letter in football at the Coast Guard Acad- 
emy, New London. Conn., where he is 
now a student. Cadet Clark is the son of 
Mrs. Mary S. Clark of New York City and 
Carleton T. Clark. Sr., of Florence, S. C. 

Private Wilfred Ehrmantraut, '42 43. 
reported missing since October 2. was 
among the officers and men involved in a 
prisoner exchange during a six hour armis 
tice at the fishing village of Le Magour, 
Trance, November 16. 

His mother. Mis. John \|. Ehrmantraut, 
of J705 Webster Street. Brentwood, Md.. 

, ed tin I" ■' i of li on 

v, . ,ln. da evi I.. I. 

\\ ilfrcd •••■ i died int.. tfi 
< ) tober, l ( >43. wh 'hi 

Univi i it' \ brothi i \\ '< in 

alii n. I in, i 

I Ik purpU In el .'.i awarded a t 
i urn rsitj of Maryl ind studi nl I't, ir«m 
m Nable, at tin Sixth V\ ai I oan Rail 
I 1 in ii i . V v. Mul \ .Mi 
t In Universit) in I'll I 
culture, is i nativ< ot Brooklyn 1 T 

wounded on June 1 5 during M II ^rth 

drive on Biak Island. th ot Dut • N 

( mini i 

\s an indii ation ol the ii lo 
miration, Brooklyn friends and rclat 
collected $4,000 whi< h the) sent to I Imira 
with Nable's parents foi the pur< has< 
\\ .11 Bond. 

Margaret Bandit Mantes. J9'42, \rts 

and Sciences, daughtei i I Brigadiei General 
and Mrs. Charles Y. B. infill of Cascade, 
Md. and wife of Majoi Eugene II. Manley, 
now stationed in New Guinea, was iu cutis 
commissioned a second lieutenant in the 
\iniv of the United States. Before enlisting 
in the WAC, she was employed in Rich 
mond, Va. 

Lieut. William Johnson, 41. Delta 
Sigma Phi, is serving as Aii Corps Supply 

Officer at an air service command depot in 
England. Johnson was recently awarded a 
certificate of proficients in safety engj 
neering foi lus work at the aircraft assembly 
repair depot. 

S Sgt. Stirling V. Kehoe, '40 44. 

writes from Trance: "1 thought 1 would 
drop you a few lines to let you know that 
I'm now somewhere in Trance and I must 
saj that things are putts well tom up. 
There arc mans shell holes and plents of 
evidence showing how badly the houses 
base been bombed, \side from this the 
country is sen prett) and there are sonic 
pleasant sites. Of course, ms lack of knowl 
edge concerning the French language is 
somewhat of a handicap but then again 
I'm getting used to handicaps b) now." 

Cadet William Parker Butler. Jr., 
USCG, '42 '44. has passed the examina 
tions and been admitted to the United 
States Coast Guard Vcademj at New Lon Conn., as a cadet in the class of 1 • 
He is a son ot Lieutenant Commander and 
Mis. \\ ilh.nn P. Butlci ol B0! : Mils 
land \scnuc. Annapolis, Mais land Cadet 
Butler won Silver Terrapins foi 
football and basketball championships 
while at the Universih ol Maryland. 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

Col. Caleb T. Bailey, '23, Civil Engi- 
neer, recently received a Letter of Com- 
mendation from Admiral Nimitz for his 
work in planning and executing air strikes 
against the Japs in the Northern Solomons- 
Bismarck Archipelago Area early this year. 
He had previously earned the Legion of 
Merit for serving as Chief of Staff of an air 
unit that was set up on Bougainville early 
in the campaign for that island last year. 

Colonel Bailey's parents live at 5000 
Taylor Street. Bladensburg, Md.; his wife, 
Mrs. Aim M. Bailey, at 7260 Romere 
Drive, La Jolla, California. 

Col. K. B. Chappell. '23, USMC, writes 
that his mail can now reach him at Box 
582, Del Mar, California, and that he is 
no longer a lieutenant but a colonel. He is 
now on duty somewhere in the Pacific. 
Colonel Chappell's home, while he was in 
college, was at Kensington, Md., and he 
was enrolled here in the College of Arts 
and Sciences. 

Ensign Paul R. Poffenberger, '31, Col- 
lege of Agriculture, on leave from his post 
of Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Agricultural Economics, is a gunnery offi- 
cer on a LST boat in the Pacific. He re- 
counts as his most interesting experience 
a battle in the Pacific in which his men 
clipped the wings off a Jap plane which 
came too close to the ship. Later, while 
stationed in California, they heard a broad- 
cast of the battle. 

Houlder Hudgins, '37, College of En- 
gineering, was recently promoted from the 
rank of lieutenant to the rank of lieutenant- 
COmmander. Lieutenant-Commander Hud- 
gins received his wings in 1940, served in 
the Caribbean area for 3 years, spent some 
time in the North Atlantic, and has been 
in the South Pacific for 18 months. He is 
at present a flight instructor at the U. S. 
Naval Air Station in a PBV (Catalina) 
patrol bomber squadron. His parents live 
at Mathews, Va. He and his wife are at 
present living in Jacksonville, Fla., at 2932 
Shore Blvd. 

Lieut. Harold E. Gayhart, '38, College 
of Agriculture, sends a V-mail: "At the 
present time I am located somewhere in 

France but have never had the good for- 
tune to find anyone 1 know from the Uni- 
versity of Mankind." Gayhart's boyhood 
home was at Ardmore, South Dakota, 
where his parents still live. He made his 
home at Beltsville, Md.. while attending 
college here. 

Lieut. -Col. Ralph M. Edmonds, '39, 

Arts and Sciences, having completed a tour 
of duty outside the continental United 
States, is resting at an Army Air Forces 
Redistribution Station at Miami Beach, 
Fla., awaiting reassignment. 

Colonel Edmonds is a son of Mrs. Ruby 
Edmonds, 6 Domer Avenue, Takoma Park, 
Md., and was a Personnel and Training 
Officer m the European theater. His wife 
lives with his mother. 

Harry L. Goldberg, '39. Law School, has 
been promoted to the rank of first lieuten- 
ant. Stationed at Newark, N. J., he is as- 
signed to the War Department Office of 
Dependency Benefits. His parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Nathan Goldberg, live at 553 West 
Conway Street in Baltimore. 

Major Richard J. O'Neill, '39, is at 
present commanding an Infantry Replace- 
ment 7'raining Battalion at Fort McClellan 
where he has been stationed for the past 
seven months. From November, 1941, to 
April, 1944, he was stationed in the British 
West Indies, where for over a year he 
commanded the Mobile Force on the Is- 
land of Jamaica. 

In August, 1943, he took time out to 
fly back to the States to marry Sophia W. 
Hoenes, '38, Alpha Omicron Pi. 

Capt. Sam Grober, M.S. '40 and Ph.D. 
'42, Botany, recently promoted to his pres- 
ent rank, is still in the South Pacific, where 
Lieut. Dick King, also a "Marylander," is 
stationed. They met recently and had a 
long discussion of old times and new. 
Dick, it seems, has a hand in growing those 
gardens of the Pacific, recently written 
about in Time, whereby the Army in the 
Pacific is being provided with its health- 
giving vegetables. 

Lieut. Charles B. Morris of Dclmar, 
Delaware, '41, Arts and Sciences, writes 
from Italy that lie is serving there with a 
B-24 group and that Lieut. Jim Buck, '41, 
also in the Air Force, is located at a nearby 

Lieut. John T. Mullady, B.S. '41, Bot- 
any, USNR, lately hospitalized at Bethesda, 
has returned to active sea duty. Lieuten- 
ant Mullady is on military leave from the 
University where he is seed analyst with 
the Agricultural Experiment Station. 

Lieut. Charles Wannan, '41, Botany, 
suffered a blast injury during the action in 
France six days after D day, when he tan- 
gled with some Minnies and 88-millimeter 
shells. After spending some time in a hos- 

pital in England, in September he was 
brought to the United States and is con- 
valescing at the V. 'alter Reed 1 Iospital in 
Washington, D. C. At last reports he was 
greatly improved and indications are that 
he will shortly be retired from the Army. 

Capt. Bob Rappleye, '41, Botany, has 
taken part in the invasion of France and at 
litest report had actually penetrated into 
Germany. He claims to be the first Bot- 
anist from the University of Maryland to 
enter Germany. 

Lieut Ian Forbes, '41. Botany, who has 
been stationed in England for some time, 
is now in France. A recent postal card was 
postmarked Avignon, and in a late letter 
he tells of an interesting visit to Paris. 

Paul Hutson, '42, who is serving with 
the Air Transport Command at Love Field, 
Dallas, Texas, has recently been promoted 
to the rank of captain. 

Private John G. Luntz, '42, is serving 
at headquarters of the C. W. School De- 
tachment of the Chemical Warfare Sen ice 
at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. 

Capt. Charles Rausch, '42, after pilot 
ing a B-24 Liberator with the 15th Air 
Force in Italy for a period of several 
months, has been returned to the United 
States and recently spent a 21-day leave 
at his home at 110 Overhill Road, Balti- 
more, Md. 

First Lieut. Frederick Landis Hill, '43, 
Arts and Sciences, USMCR, is serving 
with an engineering company in the Pa- 
cific. He left for the South Pacific in De- 
cember, 1943, and took part in the inva- 
sion and liberation of Guam. His mother, 
Mrs. Agnes S. Hill, lives at 6440 Barnaby 
Street, N.W., Washington D. C. He is a 
member of the ' \ I "Club and is a Kappa 

Serving in England as an American Red 
Cross staff assistant is Lea Kathryn Engel, 
M.A., '37, Arts and Sciences, daughter 
of Dr. and Mrs. Archie Engel of 4514 
Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D. C. She is a member of Phi Kappa 
Phi, honorary society, and taught in the 
Washington High Schools before joining 
the Red Cross. 

Maryland's Graduates Active 
In Every Part of the World 

Lieut. Carlton Porter. '42. College of 
Agriculture, and \1 Woods arc tent mates 
at present at a rest camp in the South 
Pacific. Lieutenant Porter, who took part 
in the Battle of l'elelieu, stated. "It was 
a tougli blitz." 

Woods, who was assistant football 
coach at Maryland University in addition 
to teaching in the Department of Agron- 
omy, is now athletic officer for the First 
Marine Headquarters on the Island. 

Porter mentioned that Woods is m the 
best of health and is doing a splendid job 
of organizing athletics among the veterans 
of Pelelieu. 

Capt. Orville C. Shirey, '42. is now 
serving with the United States forces some- 
where in France. Before joining the French 
movement he spent five months in Italy. 
His mother, Mrs. Orville L. Shirev, lives 
at 620 Washington Street, Cumberland. 
Md. A student in the College of Arts and 
Sciences, he was very active on the cam- 
pus. He was affiliated with Phi Sigma 
Kappa, O.D.K., and Pi Delta Epsilon. Ik- 
was editor of the Dianioiidback in 1941, 
and served on the staff of the Terrapin. 

Charles M. Smelser, '42, College of Ag- 
riculture, pilot with a B-17 Flying Fortress 
group somewhere in England, was recently 
promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. 
Lieutenant Smelser is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles II. Smelser, Sr., of Union- 
town, Md., and before entering the armed 
forces in August, 1942, was with the De- 
partment of Agriculture in Westminster. 
While at the University, he was affiliated 
with the Alpha Tan Omega social fraternity 
and the Omicron Delta Kappa honorary 

Lieut. I. M. Gordy, '43, College of Ag- 
riculture, was last heard from in a hospital 
in India where he was recuperating from 
a bullet wound received in an encounter 
with the Japs. Gordy served with the fa- 
mous Merrill Marauders, or the "American 
Sir Galahads," a group which was later 

Marine S/Sgt. William Milton Eareck- 
son, HI, '43, Arts and Sciences, is a mem- 
ber of the Marine Detachment at the Col- 
lege of the Ozarks where he is learning to 
become a radioman. Staff Sergeant Eareck- 
son, whose home is at 2812 Baker Street, 
Baltimore, Md., worked for Proctor and 
Gamble of Baltimore before joining the 
Marine Corps in February. 1943. 

"Red Raider" Returns 


Capt. J. William Brosius, '40, College 
of Agriculture, a veteran of the AAF anil 
a member of the famed "Red Raiders," is 
back in the United States after two years 
in the Pacific. 

The famous group of which he was a 
part has had a share in almost all of the 
widely publicized bombings at such points 
as Rabaul, Palau, Timoro, Timor. Hahna 
hera and Baliakpapan. 

Captain Brosius was in the Netherlands, 
East Indies expecting to be sent to the 
Philippines when he received his orders 
to return to the United States. He is now 
at Princeton attending the School of Al- 
lied Government. 

Brosius' home is at Adams town, Md. He 
won high honors in all his work at the 
University. On completion of his studies 
at Princeton, he expects to return to duty 
in the South Pacific. 

Capt. Judson M. Bell, '41, pilot with 
the Marine Corps Reserve, has recovered 
from burns on his face and leg received 
when his plane caught fire when shot down 
by enemy guns during action in the South 
Pacific and is back in action. He was 
awarded the Purple Heart. 

During his senior year at school, he was 
business manager of the Diamondback and 
he was its editor the next year when he was 
doing postgraduate work. His wings and 
commission were received from Pensacola 

in \nu mber, 1942, and he has h i < 
seas since Kugu it, 1943. 

(apt mi Bell was bom in [oppa, \l ! 

I hs wife, \bs Lola Mangum Bi II. is with 
lier parents in Clifton Park, Silvei Spi 

Mi ritorious V hievement" while pai 
ti( ipating in bombing atta< ks upon 
plants in ( lermanj and upon Nazi unlit iry 
defense points and communication lint in 
support uf allied armies in western Europe 
has won for Lieut. John M. Cook, Jr., 42. 
Engineering, a second Oak Leal clustei foi 

Ins \ir Medal. 

Lieutenant Cook, son of Mr. and Mis 
John M. Cook. 115 McKendree Ave., \n 

napolis. Md., received his wings at ( 

Gables, I 'la., in February, 1944. He is now 
navigator on an Eighth \ir Force B 1" 
Living Fortress. 

First Lieut. Arthur M. Horn is serving 
with the Eighth Division somewhere in 
France. Lieutenant Horn married Hateva 
Smith, who was graduated m the Class of 
'40 and an active member of Delta Delta 
Delta sorority. Lieutenant Horn was a 
member of Alpha Tan Omega. The Horns 
have a daughter. Sandra k'avc. who is two. 
and a son, Donald Arthur, five months. 
Mrs. Horn and the children are living it 
her home while Lieutenant Horn is ovei 

First Lieut. Frank Thibadeau was 

wounded in action at Peleliu early in ( I 
tobcr. He was a summer course student 
at the University of Maryland at the time 
he entered the Marine Corps in July, 1941. 
He earned the Silver Star for "gallantry in 
action" January, 1944, on a mision ovei 
Cape Gloucester, New Britain. He is a 
member of the Marine Air Corps. 

First Lieut. Frank G. Mowatt, a CO 
pilot of a B-17 in the Eighth Air Force, 
was reported missing in action early in Sep- 
tember. He first arrived in London on D 

day and engaged in combat missions for 
three months. He had attended the Uni- 
versity of Maryland two years when he left 
to join the Air Forces in April. 1943. 

Capt. Edwin M. Schmitt, '37 '40, who 
had been listed as missing in action in the 
South Pacific since June 12. 1943, is now- 
presumed to have been killed in action on 
that date, according to information re- 
ceived by his parents from Marine Corps 

After completing the Civil Aeronautics 
Administration course at College Park Air- 
port, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. 

Major Hoffecker Is Hero 

Of Quick Pacific Rescue 

Rescued and rescuer — Shot down while 
on a raid over Jaluit atoll. Marine fighter 
pilot Major Frank S. Hoffecker, '35 (left) 
was rescued by Navy Pilot Lieut. 
(j.g.) Gibson M. Pattillo. 

Marine Major Frank S. Hoffecker, Jr., 
B.S. '35, School of Education, was recently 
the hero of one of the fastest sea rescues on 
record when he was picked up scarcely 10 
minutes after landing his damaged Corsair 
in enemy waters off Japheld Jaluit atoll. 

Major Hoffecker was leading a flight of 
Corsairs on a strafing and homhing run off 
Emidj Island, Jaluit atoll, and was diving 
on a Jap gun emplacement when anti- 
aircraft fire cut an oil line. The flier swung 
out to sea where he was forced down shortly 
afterwards, to be rescued by a Catalina 
flying boat piloted by Navy Lieut, (j.g.) 

Gibson M. Pattillo of Winterhaven, Fla. It 

was his 1 3th mission. 

"I was diving on a gun emplacement," 
lie said, "when I saw a fountain of small 
\ \ tracer. Just as I was about to release 
my bomb I felt a hit up forward on the 
port side. I glanced at the altimeter as it 
swept past 4.0(10 feet, dropped, and levelled 
off at 2,300 feet. Then I noticed oil drip- 
ping from the trailing edge of my left 
win-, close to the fuselage. I radioed my 
wingman to stick by and we headed for 

Spotting the "Dumbo" below as he flew 
along and noting that his oil pressure had 
fallen to zero. Major Hoffecker gave the 
PBY a call to report that he would be 
landing in the water soon. 

He made a full stall landing, bounced 
once, and then the Corsair began to settle 
by the nose. Major Hoffecker dove into the 
sea and the plane disappeared within 45 
seconds. As the sea was rough, he settled 
back in his rubber raft, expecting to spend 
the night at sea. 

"It was fairly calm, but the swells were 
10 to 15 feet high," he related. "I didn't 
think the pilot of the "011111130' would at- 
tempt a landing, and I was surprised when 
he made a pass to do so. He made a second 
try, and landed the PBY about 200 yards 
downwind. It was a good landing consider- 
ing the sea. I was thiown a line, and hauled 

Major Hoffecker's wife, Mrs. Miriam 
Hoffecker, and his one-month-old daughter, 
Gretchen, live at Sparrows Point, Md. 

Major Hoffecker was a physical educa- 
tion major at the University and a mem 
ber of Sigma Nu. His brother, Warren, 
also a physical education major, is now a 

Meets "Marylanders" In Paris 

Major J. Logan Schutz, B.S. '38, M.S. 
'40, College of Agriculture, lately re- 
turned to the United States after long serv- 
ice in Italy, wrote from New York to give 
news of the many "Marylanders"- he had 
met on his "Naples to New York" hop. 

During his two dav stay in Paris, he saw 
Lieut.-Col. Kenneth Scott, '37, Major Don 
Richardson, '38, who works under Scott, 
Major Bob Baker, '38, and Major Ben 
Shcwbridgc. '38. 

His next stop was London where he 
spent another two days sight seeing. Here 
he had chance meetings with Lieut.-Col. 
Eddie Fletcher, *3~, who is an instructor in 

the Disarmament School; Major Jnn Mc- 
Gregor, '40. who is flying B-24's over 
Germain; Might Officer Bud Spcare, '40, 
who is flying with the Royal Canadian \n 
Corps; and Major John Mitchell, who is 
with the Joint Control Committee. 

His letter continued: "I had a good four- 
day visit with my parents in Los Angeles 
and am now on my way to Orlando, Fla., 
where 1 begin my instructions in the Ninth 
Course of the Army and Navy Staff Col- 


"I left Lieut. Col. Pete Pfciffcr, '37. and 
Capt. Joe Burk, '39, holding down the fort 
in the AI'QH Palace at Coserta, Italy." 

"M" Letters Awarded 

In recognition of their services and per- 
formance on the 1944 University of Mary- 
land football team, major letters have been 
awarded to 16 players by Head Coach Dr. 
C W. Spears. 

Receiving "M" letters and sweaters were: 
Duane Bates. Appleton, Wise., quarter- 
back; Randolph Bishop. Washington, D. 
C. tackle; Reno Continetti, Silver Spring, 
Mel., right guard; Salvatore Fastuca, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., quarterback; Norman Gaetz, 
Cumberland. Md.. right end: William 
Greer. Bel Air. Md.. halfback; Joseph Mc- 
Carthy, Washington, D. C. end; Patrick 
J. Moran. St. Paul. Minn., tackle; Malcolm 
Rosenthal. Baltimore, center; and Leslie 
Smith. Glendale, Md.. halfback. 

Having received letters and sweaters in 
Maryland football in previous years, the 
following received additional "M" letters: 
Thomas Chisari, Washington, D. C, back; 
Lawrence Cooper. Baltimore, tackle; Leslie 
Daly. Bethesda. Md.. end; Frank Doorv. 
Baltimore, left end; Wilbur Rock, Wash- 
ington. D. C, tackle; and Robert Troll, 
Washington, D. C, halfback. 

Also sweaters and letters were awarded 
to James Shields of Bowie, Md., and Rich- 
ard Spencer of Baltimore in recognition 
of their services during the 1944 season 
as student team managers. 

The 1944 squad, which chalked up one 
win and one tie during the season, was 
composed of 4-F, returned veterans, and 
students with little or no previous colle- 
giate football experience. It was the first 
University of Maryland football team to 
play its home games at night under lights. 
The Terps' captain was Les Daly. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 7 

Decj mbi k. 1944 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 


A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
Glenn W. Sample .... Editor 
Erma Albektson - - - Asst. Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Basketball Schedule 

Calls for 17 Games 

The 1944 45 University of Maryland bas 
ketball schedule, rccentlj released bj Dr. 
Clarence Spears, Athletic Director, culls 
for 1" games, ten of which, including foui 
double-headers, will he- played at College 

The first encounter of the season was a 
practice encounter with the Glenn I.. Mar 
tin "Bombers" on December 16. and the 
final game of the season will he played at 
\\ est Point February 2S. The date for the 
Southern Conference Tournament, to be 
played in Raleigh, V C, between the eighl 
leading teams of the Southern Conference, 
is expected to he held cither the third week 
in February or the first week of March. 

The schedule as released by Dr. Spears 
follows: Dec. 21. Gallaudet College, home; 
Jan. 5, North Carolina State, there; Jan. 6, 
Duke V., there; Jan. S. North Carolina 
State, there; Jan. 10. Naval Academy, there: 
Jan. Is. V. M. I., home: Jan. IS, Marine- 
Corps. Washington, D. C. home; Jan. 20, 
Delaware I'., home; Jan. 2". Hampden 
Sidney, home; Feb. 3, Virginia U., there; 
Feb. 5, V. M. I., there: Feb. ID. Virginia 
U.. home; Feb. 11. Marshall College, 
home; Feb. 1". William and Mary, home; 
Feb. 20. Richmond, home: Feb. 28, West 
Point, there. 

II. Burton Shipley, for many years coach 
of the varsity basketball team, has been 
training the 1944-45 squad for several 
weeks in preparation for its season's games. 

* * * 

Captain's Heroism 
Inspires Citation 

Capt. Jolm C. Marzolf. '41, son of Mrs. 
Rosalie C. Marzclf, of TOS Taylor St.. 
N.W., Washington, who died in an acci- 
dent of undisclosed nature while stationed 
at the Huntsville Chemical Warfare Ar- 
senal. Huntsville, Ala., was honored re- 
cently when Mar/.olf Field, 2 -acre recrea- 
tion area at the Arsenal, was named in his 

The order, a cop\ of which his mother 
received, reads. "Captain Marzolf, a plant 
superintendent, disregarding altogether his 
own personal safety in an attempt to pro- 
tect his fellow officers and employes and 
to prevent loss of valuable wartime material. 
gave his life in the performance of his duty 
on September 4. 1944. An appropriate 
marker will be erected." 

Captain Marzoli was a member of 
ROTC before he entered the Army in 
1941. He was active in Alpha Ti Sigma. 
Phi Kappa Phi. and Tan Beta Pi. while 
at the University. His wife. Mrs. Jolm C. 
Marzolf. lives at Attalla. Ala. 

Honor Roll 

Liout. Kenneth Ports, 43, College ol 
Agriculture, has been reported killed in 
action in France where he was serving in 
the infantry. His home is at Walkersville, 
Md. During his college years he was a< 
tive in sports and in 1942 was selected to 
the Ml America So< ei ream. 

Lieut. Bill Leavenworth, MA. '39, 
Botany, has been reported killed in action 
in France. Lieutenant Leavenworth was a 
graduate assistant in the Department of 
Botanj at the University of Man laud. His 
wife lives at 1001) S. Grant St.. Crowfords 
villc, lud. 

Major Wayne Fitzwater, '39, College 

of Agriculture, was killed during the in- 
vasion of Pelelieu Maud, it has been re- 
ported. He was hit by a mortar shell soon 
after landing and died instantly. 

While at college he was president of 
Alpha Gamma Rho. and a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa. 

Among his survivors are his parents who 
live at Swanton, Md.. and his wife and 
son who live on Lon<; Island. N. Y. 

Capt. Carl Albert Cline. Jr., infantry 
unit commander, was killed in action on 
German soil. September 20. according to 
word received by his parents. He had been 
overseas since February and was decorated 
June 9 with the Silver Star for gallantry 
in action. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. 
Cline. live near Browningsville, Md. 

Black and Gold 
On Los Palmos 

Odd things stir ones nicinoiu, .ml 
aiouse a tumult of speculation when f.u 

from home in unfamiliar surroundii 
I numbing through the pages of the Naval 

Institute Proceedings for June, 194 v Lieut. 

(' Goller, '40, USNR, recently came upon 

this storv of Chief Wvloo of the island 
ot Los PalmOS and passed it on to the 
Milium News because he thought othei 

"Marylandcrs" inighl be interested, even 
as he was. 

I he Island of Los Palmos. a small island 
ot the Philippines, was visited by the Coast 

Guard cutter "Ranger," foi an inspection 
tour ill 1915. After the p.utv had been 
given uruclyiiu; permission to inspect the 
island by the native chief, the) weie in 
vited to gather in a simple, looted ovci 
structure, open on all sides, and asked to 
-it down on the roughly made chairs. As 
for the chief, he had a special e hair c ov 
ered with white goat skin, behind which 
stood a huskv native yiiard armed with a 

When everyone else was seated, the 
chief made his appearance, proudly wear 
ing the cast-off clothes of a Dutch naval 
officer — his feet were bare, but on his 
head he wore a Dutch naval officer's cast 
off blue cap. His coat was a white naval 
uniform jacket, half the brass buttons miss 
ing. But the crowning splendour was the 
Black and Gold of the Maryland pennant, 
the wide end of which was tied around his 
neck so that the pennant hung free over 
his chest. The men were, of course, curi- 
ous to know how lie had come by the 
Maryland pennant and the answer was 
simple enough — many years before an 
American vessel had passed that vvav and 
the pennant was one of the objects they 
had left behind. 

Marylander Cans Peas 

A former Univcrsitv of Maryland stu- 
dent, A. D. Radebaugh, 12 '14. is now 
operating a 10.000 acre tract of land pro 
vidinu peas for a cannerv where last year 
he canned one million cans of peas. 

Radebaugh served as county agricultural 
agent in Cecil County from 1921 to 192s. 
In 19s4 he went to the State of W ashing 
ton where, with a staff of experts to help 

him. he leased 10,000 acres of wheatland 
which he planted to peas. Newly adapted 
varieties of peas gave increased yield per 
acre. A <;ood program of insect control, 
efficient machinery, and the cooperation 
of all the available manpower from the 
town of 3,000 in which the company is lo 
cated makes it possible for Radebaugh to 
harvest and can this huge nop ot peas each 
season. In 1944 he canned one million cans 
of peas, reaching an all tune' high in pro- 

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fjci*tua>uf,, 1945 

BURTON I . DAVIS, B.S., '43, Com- 
merce. Alpha Tan Omega, and CHAR 
LOTTE E. DAVIS, '42, of 429 Notre 
Dame Lane, Baltimore, on October 24 be- 
came proud parents of a bain- boy. Bur- 
ton K.. Jr. 

Mr. Davis has recently taken a new post 
as assistant sales manager and advertising 
manager of Rhccin Research Products of 

LIEUT. (j.g.) H. K. WELLS, B.S., 
'43 Mechanical Engineering. Alpha Tan 
Omega, is serving in the Pacific area. The 
ship of which he is now commander took 
part in the invasion of Leyte. 

The Lieutenant is a son of Clifton K. 
Wells, Jr., of 321 Tuscany Rd., Baltimore. 

NEAL HATHAWAY, B.S., '42, Com 
merce, Alpha Tan Omega, is now a mem 
her of the promotion department of Co- 
lumbia Broadcasting System, New York. 
Neal and his wife, the fomcr Polly Hardy, 
B.A.. "43, live at Pelham. N. Y. 

B.A.. '42. Alpha Tan Omega. Perryville, 
\ld.. is stationed at Aberdeen, Md., where 
he is doing classification work on Army 

'36, Physical Education, Phi Sigma Kappa, 
was recently assigned to overseas duty from 
Godman Eield, Ky. 

Major Evans, an outstanding athlete at 
college, won the Maryland Ring in 1936, 
and was a basketball star. 

Home Economics, last summer resigned 
her post as readier at the Bladcnsburg 
High School, to take a position with the 
National Business Machine Company. She- 
is employed as dietitian and cafeteria man 
ager for the Washington area. 

PHYLLIS MORGAN, B.S., '26, Home 
Economics, is employed by the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad as personnel director with 
the traffic division. She has charge of per- 
sonnel for the dining car service of the 
Pennsylvania road, with offices in New 
York City. 

Miss Morgan is a member of Phi Kappa 
Phi, honorary society, and of Sigma Delta 

B.S., '43. Home Economics, having been 
graduated from Cook County Hospital in 
Chicago, is now taking preliminary training 
as an Army Dietitian at Port Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind. 

B. V. '29. of the WAVES, was in Novem- 
ber assigned to Hawaii, where she is to set 
up plans for housing incoming WAVES. 

The Lieutenant's home is at I lagers 
town. Md.. and she is a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi. 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

B.A., '40. entered the Navy in August. 
1942, and is stationed at St. George, Staten 
Island, N. Y. 

Lieutenant St. Clair was graduated from 
the University with high honors, and was 
a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, 
and Phi Kappa Phi, honorary society. Her 
home is in College Park. Md. 


'33. University of Mankind Dental School, 
has been assigned to duty at Morrison 
Eield, Fla. He was formerly stationed at 
Boston, Mass. 

Lieutenant Gordin spent Christmas leave 
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Berko 
Gordon, 2107 East Baltimore St., Balti- 

The lieutenant practiced dentistry in 
Baltimore before entering the Army in 
July, 1943. 

B.A., '25, Business Administration, had 
been a member of the Fifth Regiment of 
the National Guard for twelve years at the 
time he went overseas in June, 1942. He is 
now in charge of billeting at 7th Army 

Major Merrill spent eighteen months in 
Algiers, where he was attached to the allied 
force headquarters security command and 
assisted in the organization and operation 
of a training course in which some 3,000 
French officers and non-coms were pre- 
pared for action in Italy and the invasion 
of southern France. For this work he was 
decorated by General Giraud. 

In April, 1944, he was attached to the 
~th Army in Italy and took part in the in- 
vasion of southern France. 


graduate of the University of Maryland 
Dental School, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. L. 
Passagno, 514 Drury Lane, Baltimore, has 
been assigned as assistant dental surgeon at 
Finney General Hospital, Thomasville, Ga. 
II \RT. B.A., '43, Education, Kappa Delta, 
joined the Marines and is stationed at 
Cherry Point, N. C. 

B.S., '43, Home Economics, Delta Delta 

Delta sorority, is an 
Fort Belvoir, \'a. 

Army Dietitian al 

Home Economics, is a member of the \\ o 

men's Marine Corps. I Icr father. Shalei 
Ladd. of Chew Chase. Md.. is a licutcn 
ant-colonel in the USMC. 

\lpha, since June has been at sea \frfh the 
Merchant Marine. 

SIDNEY J. FENSTER, '39, College 
of Commerce, will receive his law degree 
from Fordham University Law School in 
February. His home address is 83-74 Talbot 
Street, Kew Gardens, N. Y. 

DR. A, L. LEWIS, '26, Medicine, 
was elected chief of staff of the Harford 
Memorial Hospital to succeed Dr. Charles 
J. Foley, at a recent meeting of the staff. 
Dr. Lewis came to the University from 
Blackstock, S. C and on graduation in 
1926 he went to Havre dc Grace to estah 
lish a practice. 

Law School, joined the armed forces in Jan 
uary. 1943. He entered O.C.S. — Medical 
Administrative School at Camp Barkclcy 
in July and received bis commission in No- 
vember. 1943. After serving as Registrar 
and Administrative Assistant to the Chief 
of Surgery for nine months at the station 
hospital at J. T. Robenson. he was sent 
overseas in July, 1944, arriving in France 
in August, 1944. His trip through France 
with General Patton's Third Army he de- 
scribes as a "whirlwind", and his impres- 
sions of France he describes as hurried ones 
of rain, knee deep mud, and an apathetic 
French citizenrj . 

'43, Arts and Sciences, son of Mrs. Edna T. 
Harris of 4916 Kansas Ave., N.W., W ash 
ington, D. C. graduated recently as a B 24 
bomber pilot at Fort Worth Army \ii 
Field. Lieutenant Harris was previously sta 
tioned at Ballingcr, Coodfellow Field, and 
Pampa Army Air Field, Texas. He received 
his commission June 27, 1944. He is a 
member of Sigma Nu fraternity. W hile in 
college, he was manager of the football 


College of Education, writes from the 
South Pacific: "I have been overseas about 
fixe months now, but have not run across 
any old Maryland men. At present, I am 
stationed on a small island in the Central 
Pacific, and when I say small. I mean small. 
Not a thing here but men. It is just a coral 
atoll, so it is prettj desolate. 

"I am a cryptographic Security Officer 
in the \ \CS (which stands for Army \n 
ways Communication System) and it is a 
good organization." . 


Glenn L Martin Gift:- Z(nlvemh/ Chosen to %co»ie 
( JJorlo OferonaulicaL (center of (tomorrow 

The future of the University of Marj 
land as an aeronautical research and teach 

ing center was assured last month when 
Glenn L. Martin Companj made it an ini 
tial gift of $1,700,000, reportedly the larg- 
est of its kind ever made to a University, 
for the establishment of a college of areo 
nautical education and research. 

Of the initial amount. $1,500,000 will 
he used for the construction facilities for 
the college. To this the state has agreed 
to add $"0,000. making a total of $2,- 
250,000 for building purposes. The bal 
ancc of $200,000 of the gift will be used 
to set up an endowment fund for the 
Glenn L. Martin Aeronautical Research 
Foundation. This endowment fund will 
be increased in the future by further gifts 
which Mr. Martin has indicated he will 

The working out of this project will 
result in the largest single advancement 
made by the University of Maryland. The 
objectives of the program surpass anything 
hitherto done in the field of research and 
higher education in aeronautical engineer- 
ing. The development of the program as 
it is initiated and carried forward will be 
of interest to education and industry all 
over the world. 

Mr. Martin Explains Gift 

In making the gift, Mr. Martin said, 
"The erection of a plant and the creation 
of a research foundation at the University 
of Mankind for education and research in 
aeronautics represents the fruition of 
thought of years as to how I could best 
permanently help the advancement of avia- 
tion and at the same time do something 
that would be of lasting value to hu- 

The donor hopes that through the re- 
search foundation, opportunities will be 
given for outstanding scientists of this ami 
other countries to do aviation research, and 
thereby take back to their own universities 
and countries knowledge that should ulti- 
mately raise the standards of living of 
peoples all over the world. 

It is Mr. Martin's hopes that the scien- 
tists who come to study will bring to the 
United States information about their own 
nations that will help the people if the 
U. S. acquire a better understanding of 
these nations. 

Glenn L. Martin (right) is shown presenting a check to Dr. H. C. Byrd, University 
President. This check is one of two that total $1,700,000 which Mr. Martin has pre- 
sented already to the University for the establishment of aeronautical education and 
research work in the post-war period. Th larger part of the money will go for facil- 
ities, while the remainder will be used to establish a foundation fund. 

Dr. Byrd Announces Gift 

Announcement of the gift was made by 
Dr. II. C. Byrd, president of the Univer- 
sity, and Governor Herbert R. O'Conor. 
Dr. Byrd revealed that Univcrsitv staff 
members, in cooperation with Martin en- 
gineers, already have tentative plans for the 
construction of facilities ready for archi- 
tects. Architects over the nation have 
given quick response to the announcement, 
and it has been suggested that a contest 
be conducted on the designing of the facili- 
ties for the aeronautical school. 

"It is impossible," Dr. Byrd said, "to 
do anything more than conjecture on the 
far reaching potentialities of Mr. Martin's 
plan for virtually a new type of engineering 
education. He envisions not only the edu 
cated professional engineer, but also one 
who, at the same time, understands human 
needs and will know how to satisfy these 

University Challenged 

"lie has given to the Universitj a re 
markable challenge, and we shall do our 
utmost to achieve the objectives that he 
has outlined. Mr. Martin, m certain 

a-pects of the project he is sponsoring, 
wishes us to cooperate closely with the 
State Department and with the United 
States Department of Commerce, and with 
any international aviation organization that 
may be set up by the Federal Government. 

"The plans for graduate work ami re 
search will not interfere with the continu 
ancc of the undergraduate departments of 
civil, electrical, mechanical and chemical 
engineering. In fact. Mr. Martin's ideas, 
when put into effect, will strengthen these 
departments. Full tunc research men. who 
will come to the Univcrsitv. will be in a 
position to give certain undergraduate 
courses. Such contacts foi undergraduates 
should be vciv valuable. 

"The uif t for a new plant, with what 
the Universitj will expend, coordinating 
with the new project its research in chem 
istrv ami physics, will provide for better 
ami more adequate facilities than the I'm 
\cisitv otherwise could have hoped for. In 
aeronautical engineering the Universitj oi 
Maw land should become one of the world'-. 
meat centers i t education and research. 
nrinued on page 4 

Engineering at University: 

Great Growth in RecentYears in Aeronautics 

From a modest beginning in 1894. 
the mechanical engineering department of 
the College of Engineering at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland has grown to be one of 
the major divisions of the College. At the 
present time, two options are offered in the 
department, one in general mechanical en- 
gineering, and the other in aeronautical 
engineering. The four laboratories of the 
department arc equipped for instruction of 
undergraduates and for research by gradu- 
ate students and faculty. Facilities are 
available for completion of work for ad- 
vanced degrees. 

Aeronautical Engineering 
Aeronautical engineering was introduced 
into the curriculum of the University of 
Maryland in the fall of 1938 as an option 
in mechanical engineering. An aeronauti- 
cal engineering laboratory was started in 
1939, and soon was equipped for instruc- 
tion and research in aerodynamics, aircraft 
design and construction, vibrations, metal- 
lurgy, and in other branches of the science. 

Engineering graduates of the University 
of Maryland who majored in this option 
ma> now be found in most of the major 
aircraft factories of the country, in the 
laboratories of the National Advisory Com- 
mittee for Aeronautics, and in the labora- 
tories of the Army and of the Navy. Also 
many serve as engineering officers in their 
air branches of the Army and the Navy. 

New Equipment 
Since 1938, all old equipment of the 
laboratory has been replaced and supple- 
mented by new modern equipment. This 
equipment was carefully selected for effi- 
cient use in both student instruction and 

This laboratory now has equipment for 
instruction and research on internal com- 
bustion engines, including Diesel engines 
and airplane engines, in the metallurgy 
metallography, on steam engines, steam 
compressors, and other steam apparatus. 

Equipment for study and research in 
fluid mechanics and allied fields is also 


The department cooperated with the 
National Advisory Committee for Aeranou- 
tics in earning out research on a number 
of projects vital to the war effort. Among 
these was the subject on very high com 
prcssion and internal combustion engines 
and another on the design of wings for 
very high speed airplanes such as are need 
cd for jet propelled airplanes. 

Governor Pleased 


Airplane Pilot Training 

Sponsored by the Civil Aeronautics Ad- 
ministration, pilot training began at the 
University of Maryland in the fall of 1939, 
and continued until July 1, 1943, at which 
time the program was discontinued at all 

During this time, 487 students com- 
pleted this course at the University. Most 
of them are now in the Air Forces, and 
many have received citations. 

Among those completing the course 
were a number of girls who have since 
rendered valuable services in the Air Trans 
port Command. 

National Aviation Headquarters 

In February, 1942, the American Society 
of Mechanical Engineers selected the Uni- 
versity of Maryland to be national head- 
quarters for its aviation division. An agree- 
ment to this effect was reached and the 
headquarters were established in the me- 
chanical engineering department. 

This arrangement has focused the atten- 
tion of the societies' 3.000 or more mem- 
bers in the aviation industry on the 

At the annual meeting of the Society 
this year it was announced that the avia- 
tion division had risen from the least active 
to the most active division of the society, 
since the establishment of these hedquar- 
tcrs at the University of Maryland. 

The American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers looks to the University for the 

organization of five major national meet- 
ings of aeronautical engineers in all parts 
of the country every year, for the organiza- 
tion of research and standardization com- 
mittees, and for the collection and organi- 
zation of engineering material for publica- 
tion for its members. 

University Recognized 

The University of Maryland was recog- 
nized in the awarding of the Collier Tropin 
to the Air Corps, in 1938, by the Natiinal 
Aeronautical Association, and in the award- 
ing of the Spirit of St. Louis Medal in 1941 
by the American Societv of Mechanical 
Engineers. A member of the faculty in the 
mechanical engineering department was 
cited in the first award as being responsible 
for the research involved, and was awarded 
the medal in the second case for "meri- 
torious service in the advancement of aero- 
nautics.'' This is the only case on record 
in which a single institution has been 
recognized in the two major aviation en- 
gineering awards. 

National Recognition In Aviation 

Although the University of Maryland 
has given instruction in aeronautical en- 
gineering only six years, and these years 
have been trying times for educational in- 
stitutions, it has become nationally recog- 
nized as one of the leading aviation schools. 
Its graduates have been in demand by all 
leading aviation companies, and manv 
graduates, though quite young, hold im- 
portant engineering positions. 

University Receives 

$1,700,000 Gift 

(Continued from page 3) 
"Such research, of course, will have 
effect not only in aviation, but in virtually 
all phases of the industry. A new plastic, 
a new alloy of metals, for instance, will 
find application in many fields other than 

Initial Plans Laid 
"Our staff has already begun, with advice 
from engineers of the Martin Companv . 
and from Mr. Martin himself, plans for the 
project, and we have tentative plans avail- 
able for architects not only for the aero- 
nautical engineering units proper but also 
for the needs of the basic sciences of chem- 
istry, physics, and geology for industrial 

"It is expected that Federal Covern- 
ment departments already on the campus — 
the Bureau of Mines, the United States 
Fisheries Technological -Research Labora- 
tory, and the new Naval Research Labora- 
tories to be constructed close to the 
campus, will cooperate closely in industrial 
research. Already preliminary conferences 
(Continued on page 7) 

Maryland's Grads 
Making Engineering 

History in Nation 

University of Maryland College of En 
gineering graduates arc playing an import- 
ant part in the engineering history of the 
country. Among the men who have made 
Outstanding records are: 

President II. C. Byrd of the Univei 
sity of Maryland, graduated in civil en- 
gineering in 1908. He received an LL.D. 
degree from Washington College in 1936, 
an LL.D. from Dickinson College in 1938, 
and a D.Se. from Western Maryland Col- 
lege in 1938. 

Judge William P. Cole. Jr., a graduate 
in civil engineering, class of 1910, is Presi- 
dent of the Board of Regents of the Uni- 
versity, and Judge of the United States Cus- 
toms Court. 

Millard E. Tydings, a graduate in me- 
chanical engineering, in the class of 1910. 
now United States Senator for Maryland. 
Senator Tydings received an LL.R. degree 
in 1913. 

Ilcrschel H. Allen, president of the J. E. 
Greiner Company of Baltimore. Allen 
received a bachelor of science degree in 
civil engineering in 1910. The Greiner 
Company is in charge of Man land's Pri- 
mary Bridge Program. Under this pro- 
gram, to date, the Havre de Grace bridge 
across the Susquehanna River, and the 
bridge across the Potomac river at Morgan- 
town, already have been completed. 

Harry D. Watts, a graduate in mechani- 
cal engineering, in the class of 1904, is 
president of James Stewart and Company 
of New York. Watt's personal contribu- 
tion to the Nation's war effort in the con- 
struction of military and industrial facilities 
was recognized on December 4, 1943, by 
the award of the U. S. Navy's Meritorious 
Civilian Service Emblem. 

Charles E. Darnall, a graduate in me- 
chanical engineering in 1922, is construc- 
tion engineer in charge for the U. S. Treas- 
ury Department. 

Wilbur B. Montgomery, bachelor of 
science in civil engineering, 1923, is chief 
of the design and contract division of the 
National Park Service, U. S. Department 
of the Interior. Among his achievements 
has been the designing of the Cascades at 
Meridan Hill Park, Washington, D. C. 

Charles M. White, graduate in mechani- 
cal engineering, class of 1913, is vice-presi- 
dent of the Republic Steel Corporation, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

H. Roland Devilbiss, civil engineering 
graduate of the class of 1911, is construc- 
tion engineer for the Washington Subur- 
ban Sanitarv District. 

Mr. Martin, a Pioneer: 

Life's Work devoted to Aeronautical Progress 

Glenn I.. Martin, whose life work has 
been manufacturing airplanes, began to 

build gliders as early as 19(1". He designed 
and built a pusher type airplane m 1908, 
teaching himself to tlv . 

Born in Iowa. Martin was educated at 
Kansas \\ eslevan University. The same 
University (.(inferred upon linn a Doctor of 
Science degree in 1933. In 1939, lie was 
awarded an honorarv Doctor of Engineei 
nig degree from the University of Mary- 
land, and in 1941 received an honorarv 
Doctor of Science degree from Brown Uni- 

Following his early experiments, in 1909 
Martin established one of the first airplane 

Mr. Martin's Objectives: 

"Five things I should like to have 
the satisfaction of doing in my life- 

"First, to contribute something 
of permanent value to aviation, to 
the development of which I have 
dedicated my life. 

"Second, to play some humble 
part in the bringing about a better 
understanding between nations, par- 
ticularlv between my own country 
and other countries; 

"Third, to create an organization 
which, through education and re- 
search, will help raise the standards 
of living of people in all nations; 

"Fourth, to carry to the four cor- 
ners of the earth the doctrine of the 
worth of the individual and. through 
that doctrine, increase the respect of 
other nations for our way of life; 

"Fifth, to give to outstanding 
young Americans and outstanding 
young men and women of foreign 
countries opportunities, through 
education and research, to develop 
into the highest type of leaders in 
aviation, certain to be the greatest 
of industries, in order that thev mav 
make aviation the servant of all man 


factories in the United States. From 1909 
to 1916 he constructed airplanes of various 
types, including monoplanes and water 
aircraft. He flew the first air mail, Comp- 
ton to Dominguez, Calif., in 1912. 

His airplane plant was located at Middle- 
River, Baltimore, in 1929, on 1.243 acres. 
employing 1.200 men. Expansions made in 
1937, 1938 and 1939 brought the total 

nooi s|>.:< e to 1,26 I 

rcnl expasions al Middli River, including 
impleh K in h fai tor; - • ill bring tin 

He in ;pai i to around 1 ! 

feet. Operation <>l i new plant being limit 
bv the government at Omaha, Neb., will 

make a grand total of 5,19 

feet, establishing Martin as 1 1 • * mi 
largest airplane manufacturer. 

I Ik ( Henri I. \l irtin ( lompan) h is 
built up a high production rate on three 
principal types of bombers — the B 2o "M i 
rauder" medium bomber foi tin. Army, the 

PBM 3 'Maimer" lieavv patrol bombei foi 

the Navj and the A-30 "Baltimore" me 

duun bomber for the \iinv and the British 
Government — since the first spadeful of 
earth was tinned m its eniergencv e\pui 
siou on September 4. 1940. 

In addition to being president and chail 
man of the board of the Glenn L. Martin 
Co., Martin has been director, Baltimore 
Trust Co., L929 33; Industrial Corpoi i 
tion; Savings Bank of Baltimore (resigned 
1937); fellow. Royal Aeronautii Society, 
London; corresponding member, I. 
Society for Aeronautical Research; associate 
member, the Soaring Society of America; 
member, Maryland Flying Club; president. 
Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, 1936; 
made Honorary Fellow, 1937; vice-presi 
dent, Aeronautical Chamber of Commei 
trustee. Baltimore \ssik i ation of Com- 
merce; member, Society of Automotive I n 
gineers Wright Bros. Committee; and lion 
orary member, Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. 

The Collier Trophy was presented to 
Martin bv President Roosevelt, foi greatest 
achievement in aeronautics m America. 


Marylander's Win 

B.S.. '42, Agriculture. Alpha Tau Omega, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Smelser, 
of Union town, Md., has been awarded the 
Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal, equiva- 
lent to a second award of the Medal, for 
"courage, coolness, and skill" displayed on 
bombing attacks oxer Germany. 

Lieutenant Smelser is a pilot in the 
490th Bombing Group, a B-l~ Flying 
Fortress unit of the Eighth Air Force. He- 
entered the army air forces in August, 

1942. ' 


'41. Engineering, and CAPT. THEO- 
DORE N. VIAL, B.S.. "42. Chemistry, 
Phi Delta Theta. are both serving with the 
veteran 64th Troop Carrier Group, recently 
cited by the 1 2th Air Force for outstanding 
achievement in the China-Burma-India 
Theater of Operations. Lieutenant Morin 
and Captain Vial arc now entitled to wear 
the Distinguished Unit Badge. 

During the 75-day emergency period in 
which the group were active in the India- 
Burma Theater, they delivered troops, tons 
of food, equipment, medical supplies, 
arms, ammunition, and mules, in addition 
to evacuating Allied casualties on return 
flights. Each pilot and crew member aver- 
aged over 290 hours flying time per indi- 
v idual. 

Commanding Officer, Colonel John 
Cerny, in speaking of the citation said, 
"Our outfit has been cited because of the 
proficiency and heroic self-sacrifice on the 
part of each member of the expedition — 
ground and air personnel alike — in accom- 
plishing almost impossible feats under the 
most hazardous conditions. Not only did 
our planes fly unprotected against Jap air- 
craft, but on the ground the crew mem- 
bers were often strafed as they unloaded 
their supplies. 

"The men flew through the drenching 
downpour of monsoon rains, landed on 
dangerous airstrips, even dispensed with 
parachutes in order to increase the cargo 
load of their planes. 

Captain Vial is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
r. M. Vial of 4304 Van Buren St., Hyatts- 
ville, and Lieutenant Morin is the son of 
Mr. Joseph F. Morin, 806 Appleton St., 

B.S., '42, son of Mrs. Edna R. Koontz, 
7373 Largo Rd., S.E., Washington, twice 
wounded in France and again wounded in 
Italy last summer, has been awarded the 
Bronze Star "for heroic achievement in 
combat" and has returned to dutv in Gel 


Lieut. Robert B. Steele. B.A., '42, Ed- 
ucation, has received the Purple Heart 
for wounds received in action in the 
Marianas last summer. 

Lieutenant Steele suffered multiple 
shrapnel wounds in his legs and concus- 
sion from an almost direct artillery shell 
burst which showered his foxhole with 
shrapnel on Saipan's bullet-swept beach- 
head. Eight days later he returned to 
front line duty, acting as liaison officer 
for the assault troops which were longest 
under fire. 

The lieutenant is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Benjamin G. Steele, 236 Roberta Ave., 
Collingdale, Pa. He is a member of Phi 
Delta Kappa and Phi Sigma Kappa fra- 

Wedding Bells 

Marjorie Edsall, '39*41, Arts and 
Sciences, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
F. Edsall of East Orange, N. J., was mar- 
ried December 16 to Southwick Phelps of 
New York. 

Lieutenant John Price Brew, USNR, 
was recently married to Patricia Pardee of 
Hazleton, Pa. Lieutenant Brew is a son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Brew of Lans- 
ford. Md. 

William Favre Park, '39-'42, Arts and 
Sciences, was married to Miss Sally Jo 
Habliston at St. John's Church, Mount 
Washington, on December 26. 

Lieutenant Bradford D. Hyde, '40- '41, 

Commerce, Kappa Alpha, 4642 Warren 
St., N.W., Washington, D. C, on Jan- 
uary 6 married Susan Coulthard of Phila- 
delphia. They were married in New York 
where Lieutenant Hyde is stationed. 

Lieutenant Hyde has served 19 months 
overseas and has been awarded the Purple 
Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Infantry 
Combat Medal. 

University Grads 
Earn Promotions 

'29, was recently promoted to the rank of 
major at the Air Technical Service Com- 
mand headquarters at Wright Field, Ohio. 
Major Koons is assigned to the Technical 
Executive office of the Terminations sec- 
tion. Readjustment division. 

At the time he entered the service. Major 
Koons was a professor of law at George- 
town University, Washington. 

Business Administration, was advanced 
from a lieutenant to a Captain a short time 
ago. He is intelligence and public relations 
officer at the Dover Army Air Field. 

He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. 
Allen of Groton, Mass. His wife, the for- 
mer Mary M. Pearce of Milford, Del., is 
with him at Dover, Del. 

M.A., '38, Education, a member of the 
training force at Army Service Forces 
Training Center at Camp Lee which is 
turning out thousands of soldiers skilled in 
various fields of technical specialization for 
dutv in the Army's Quartermaster Corps, 
was lately promoted to the rank of major. 

An educator before he entered the army, 
Major Gwynn is now supervisor of the 
Depot Supply, Warehouse, and Procure- 
ment Schools, and director of instructor 
guidance for technical schools in the 

Mrs. Gyvvnn and eight-months-old 
daughter, Sarah Letitia. arc making their 
home at the Watson Court Apartments in 

J. ROBERT TROTH, B.A.. 31. Theta 
Mu, stationed in Hawaii where he is at- 
tached to the staff of Admiral Nimitz, has 
been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 

Lieutenant Commander Troth is married 
to the former Josephine Symons, B.S., '33, 
Education. Kappa Kappa Gamma, daught- 
ter of Dr. T. B. Symons. director of the 
University Extension Service. Mrs. Troth 
is living with her parents in College Park 
during her husband's service overseas. 

ERNEST TRIMBLE, '37'41, promot- 
ed from First Lieutenant to a Captain in 
October, is now an adjutant with the 
Ninth Air Force in France. 

Captain 'Trimble entered the Annv in 
July, 1941. He spent IS months in Eng- 
land before being sent to France. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest 'Trimble, parents 
of the captain, live at 211 Magnolia Place, 
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Honor Roll 

I, lian. ROBERT C. McKEE, B.S., 
'43, Chemical Engineering, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Roland McKee, 5204 Vndover Rd., 

Chew Chase, Md., was reported killed in 
action in Germany on November 1(> 
where he fought with the Third Armored 

One week before his death, Lieutenant 
McKee had received a battlefield promo 
Hon from second to first lieutenant. 

lie graduated from the University with 
honors in 194? and was a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi, honorary society. 

i graduate of the University of Maryland 

School of Dentistry at Baltimore. USNR, 
was killed in action m the Pacific area in 
December, it is reported. His widow, 
Man Elizabeth, lives at 4 Beachdale Road. 

DAN, '42, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sarsfiekl 
J. Sheridan, was killed in action at Lucher 
berg, Germany, December 3, according to 
notice received by his parents from the 
War Department. Dispatches report that 
Lieutenant Sheridan commanded a platoon 
during bitter fighting at the time of the 
capture of Lucherbcrg by units of the First 

Soon after graduation from the Univer- 
sity of Maryland in 1942, Sheridan entered 
the Army, lie was first assigned to an anti- 
aircraft unit, but transferred to the infantry 
while in training in California. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 8 


Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 


The Alumni News 
Glenn W. Sample - - - - Editor 
Erma Albertson - - - Asst. Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Commencement Held 

Fortj Inn did. ilis. s4 from ( 

Park and ten from Baltimore received then 
degrees from Dr. livid, presidenl ol tin 
university, at the commencement exo 
held Decembei 22 

First honors wen- received l>v \inokl E, 
Seigel. B.S in Engineering, 1 s4u Gera 
ilium St., N \\ . Washington, D 
Mary V Spielman, H.S in Home Econom 
ics. 1517 D St.. SI,.. Washington. D. C.j 
and I lonev M I od.i. \.B.. \its and 
Sciences, Mou/.inor, Cal.: Vera L. II ail 
man VB.. \rts and Sciences, ol4 \ ad 
St., Chew Chase; Ellen J. Mead. H.S. in 
Business and Public Administration, 4403 
29th St.. Mt. Rainier; and Joseph G Nae 
gele. B.S. in Business and Public Admin 
istration. 4}0s Behnar \vc. Baltimore, 
received second honors. 

Two awards offered to candidates tot 
the degree of B.A. in Pharmacy, the gold 
medal for general excellence and the \\ il 
bam Simon memorial prize for proficiencj 
in practical chemistry, were both received 
by Milton Applestein Kelpfish, "04 New 
ington Ave.. Baltimore. 

A.S.T. Programs End 
Dec. 31 on Campus 

I In | lost oJ till 
end tin \ini S| i 

g'.im at tin I Iniversitj ol Maryl md l 
Mi ( Iriswold, i ommandanl "f tin K « I 
I i it the I 'm-i i -itv and 
tin \ini\ S|n i iliz( d I • ill-. 
Ins final inspection "t flu troops on that 
pari ol tin i impiis in front "i tin Lil 
building the afternoon "i M» i mix 

I In final group ol \s I ol it tin 
University was < omposed ol n i pre 

nu di< stmk nts w ho win on acl 

dutj and uf about 100 young men who 

were enlisted in th< \S I K> 

May, 1943 marked the beginning oi 
\S I programs al the Universitj and about 
2. uiiii soldiers have bu u ti lined al M 

land since then, I In pi il. numbi i al tin 
institution at auv one time was 1,150 about 
a yeai ago. 

It was announced thai the pre rnedk stu 
dents were sent to various medical schools 

over the nation, including s i to tin Uni 

versitv of Maryland School of Medicine, 
while a group of 100 soldiers were sent 
to Ft. Meade foi active dutv . 

University Receives $1,700,000 Gift 

(Continued from page 4 i 

have been held with representatives of the 
Naval Research Laboratory for cooperative 

"The Glenn L. Martin Company and 
Mr. Martin have made possible a develop 
mint for more far-reaching potentialities 
for the nation, Mic State, and industry 
than any of us, at ihis time, envision." 

Governor Pleased 

Governor O'Conor, who several months 
ago reviewed tentative plans of Mr. Martin 
for endowing such a college of engineering 
and research at the University of Maryland, 
said. "I have already advised Mr. Martin of 
my personal and official appreciation of the 
gift, and speaking for the people of the 
State, I can confidently say that this action 
will be received with great approbation and 
pleasure. This gift, of course, strikes a 
very responsive chord in all of us who are 
alumni of the University." 

Regents Accept Gift 
Speaking for the University's Ho, ml ol 
Regents, which formally accepted the gift 
on December 15. Judge William P. Cole, 
Jr.. chairman of the board, said. "We are 
delighted over the gift, and will take picas 
urc in working with Mi. Martin to develop 
all of its potentialities. The gift stands 
as an educational beacon, and we welcome 
Mr. Martin as an associate in building to 

meet the technical and human needs ol a 
gnat democratic people. 

"Such recognition bj Mr. Martin ol tin 
University's engineering work, which has 
been carried on for more than three qu.ii 
tcrs of a century, is a tribute to the people 
of Maryland, to whom the Universitj rcallv 
belongs. It is interesting to note thai some 
of the state's most distinguished men, and 
some of the Country's most outstanding 
engineers, were graduates of one of the 
engineering departments of the Universitj 
of Man land before any other institution 
in Maryland even dreamed, so tar as is 
known, of giving engineering courses." 
Scholarships Planned 

The Universitj plans to create a numbei 
of undergraduate scholarships in the aero 
nautical sciences foi boys and girls of the 
employees of the Martin plant. This is 
in accordance with the wishes ol Mr. Mar- 
tin, who attributes much of the success ol 
the Glenn L. Martin Companj to the effi 

cicncv and lovaltv of the men and women 
who work in its shops. Mr. Martin has 
expressed the desire to give "through com 
peritive examination, some of the most 
capable of their sons and daughters oppoi 
tunitics for engineering education they 
might not otherwise receive to equip them 
for important positions in the business that 
their parents ban played a large pari in 





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Cannon shoots through doughnut motor. In the nose of 
this fighter plane, right in the middle of the G-E motor 
that feathers the propeller, is a 37-mm. cannon. Building 
a motor with a hole where the shaft ought to be was a 
brain twister, but G-E engineers solved this problem 
with an electric motor shaped like a doughnut. 

This Tom Thumb motor loads the guns on 
our bombers and fighters. Other electric 
motors raise and lower wheels, open 
bomb bay doors. War requires 40,000 
different motor models, keeping G-E 
research and engineering men busy. 

Turning a battleship over. 21 G-E mo- 
tors teamed up for 21-thousand-ton pull 
to turn the capsized Oklahoma right side 
up at Pearl Harbor. Electric motors see 
action on every front, in weapons, and 
in tools to repair them in the field. 

, , 

B-29 Superfortress. 150 electric motors 
act as muscles beneath the sleek ex- 
terior of the B-29. They power, among 
other things, the gun turrets in the 
G-E -designed fire-control system that 
arms the Superfort against attack. 

Outblowing a hurricane. This twelve- 
bladed fan has 18,000 horsepower be- 
hind it, from one giant electric motor. 
In wind tunnels like this, G-E motors, 
sometimes totalling 30,000 hp., produce 
winds fi ve t imes as strong as a hurricane . 

Push-button doormen for LST's. Push a 
button, and out pops a tank. It's not 
quite that simple, but the doors and 
ramp on an LST are opened, at the 
push of a button, by electric motors. On 
an LST, there are 140 electric motors. 

Cooling guns. Anti-aircraft guns are 
cooled by electrically driven pumps 
which circulate cooling fluid around 
their barrels. There are more than 900 
electric motors on a battleship. General 
Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y. 

. General Electric produced 7 million 
horsepower of electric motors in 194 J. 

• Over 2 million G-E electric motors 

will join the armed services this year. 




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Alumni Mailbag Places Faith in "Curly Bird" 

LIEUT. WILLIAM \\ . DAY. B.S. '42. 
Agriculture, Alpha Gamma Rho. who 
(.Mine to the University from that quaintlj 
named town. Street, Md., is now a fight 
ing Marine with a lank Battalion some 
where in the Pacific, \rthm B. Hamilton, 
Associate Professor of Agricultural Eco 
iiomics. received from him a letter, writ 
ten late in 1944, part of which follows: 

"As you probably know. I was in the 
same show as Seltzer and Baker, me and 
my little (33-ton) chunks of pit; iron. It 
was a great show, and the best man won. 

"We have had several Man land get 
togethers here. 'Whitcy' Miller. Nevin 
Baker, Eddy Chevanous, and I have had 
several gah-fests at our various and sundry 
officers' clubs. I hear that Landis Hill is 
here on this rock, too. but haven't seen 
him yet. It is really a riot, hashing over 
old times and escapades. 

"By the way, Art. I don't think I've 
told you before, but I happen to be en- 
gaged to a wonderful secretary in Long 
Beach, California. You'll probably know 
of my return to the States by the sound 
of those wedding bells." 

From LIEUT, (j.g.) VIVIAN E. 
BONO, B.S. '40. of 3947 Harrison St., 
Washington. D. C, now a member of the 
United States Navy and stationed at Long 
Island, N. Y., conies the following very 
welcome letter: 

"Here is a little news for vour maga- 
zine, which, and not incidentally, I cer- 
tainly do enjoy receiving: 

"Bob Neiman, '39, is now a major in 
the Marine Corps. He has been in every 
major invasion with the Marines in the 
South Pacific, as he hit the beaches at 
Guadalcanal, the Marshall Islands, Sai- 
pan, Tarawa, and lately, Palau. He just 
got his second Presidential Citation and 
also the Navy Cross for what he writes as 
a 'little deal on Saipan.' Right now he is 
in a hospital in some Pacific base with his 
legs in a cast. A tank 'fell on him' but he 
says he's enjoying it because the nurses 
are certainly wonderful and besides they 
haven't seen an}' white women in too long 
a time. When in good shape he drives a 
tank, and while a couple have been shot 
up pretty much, up to now he has always 
gotten out safely. 

"Bill Isaacs, '41, graduated as a second 
lieutenant at Fort Benning on December 
14. with the high grades of his class." 

J83- V ^/^< 

COLONEL JACK McQUADE. B.S. "24. now of the Marine Corps, sent the above 
picture to Dr. H. C. (Curlp) Byrd. president of the University. Colonel MeQuade, 
shown with the Liberator bomber, played fullback on the Terp eleven in '21, '22. 
and '23. 

Navigator of the -Curly Bird" is LIEUT. B. SPENCE. JR.. another University of 
Maryland student, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Spence. Sr., 3495 Sixteenth Ave., 
South. Washington. D. C. Spence was recently promoted from the grade of second 
lieutenant to first lieutenant at an advanced base of the Seventh AAF in the Marianas. 


'42, Horticulture, better known to his 
friends as the "Mad Russian," now serving 
with a photo reconnaissance squadron 
somewhere in the Pacific, in a recent letter 
to Dr. Ronald Bamford of the Botany De- 
partment wrote that he is safe and well 
though the action he has seen has been 
hard and rough. Excerpts from his letter 

"When we first landed here it was 
plenty rough (especially for us Air Corps 
boys). We lived in our pup tents in a 
nice slimy sticky mud — water was ra- 
tioned and we had no cooked food for 
about three weeks and we still wash in 
our helmets. 

"Now, of course, we arc living much 
better — a lot of our tents even have 
wooden floors and we eat pretty good — 
fresh meat about three times a week. 

"Of course we still take a shower from 
a spray truck right outside of our tent and 
we have some inconveniences such as Jap 
air attacks which at first were fun but now 
are a pain in the neck — I hate to get up 
in the middle of the night, grab my 'gear' 
and run for a fox hole but that's what we 
have to do. 
See MAILBAG, page 4 

Revert to Semester 
System in June 1945 

The University of Maryland, which for 
some time has been operating under the 
quarter system, will revert to the semester 
svstcm, the change to go into effect with 
the summer session of 1945 when a reg- 
ular six weeks' summer session will be 
offered. A full semester term will open in 
the fall of 1945. 

The quarter system was adopted in July, 
1943, in order to coordinate the civilian 
curriculum of the University with that of 
the Army Specialized Training Program 
unit which arrived on the campus at that 
time. The present quarter system will be 
continued to June. 1945. 

With the departure of the last unit of 
the AS'l's and the ASTRs at the end of 
the last term, the quarter system will no 
longer be necessary, it was explained. 

The return to the semester svstcm will 
bring the University of Maryland calendar 
in line with that of main other colleges 
and universities. \Ko the change is c\ 
pected to eliminate the need for the four 
graduation exercises per vear now being 
held, and return to the University the tr.i 
ditional February and June graduations. 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

Botany, on completion of officers' training 
course at Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas, 
was commissioned a second lieutenant. He 
is connected with the division of Medical 
Administration in the Annj and is at pres- 
ent at Atlanta, Ga., awaiting further orders. 

Prior to entering the armed forces, Stod- 
dard was a graduate student in the field of 
plant pathologv at the Universih 

LIEUT, (j.g'.) R. E. JONES, instructor 
in Botany at the Universih of Maryland 
before he entered the Navy where he be- 
came a recognition officer, was recently 
transferred from Norman, Oklahoma, to 
Seattle, Washington, to await further or- 

LIEUT, (j.g.) R. N. STEWART, M.S. 
'42. former graduate assistant in the Botany 
Department at the University, is serving on 
the USS Brisk, somewhere in the Atlantic. 

ant Professor of Plant Physiology at the 
University of Maryland before entering the 
Army, has spent the past two years in the 
Aleutians. 'The extreme monotony is rated 
by Major Shirk as one of the greatest diffi- 
culties faced by the men in the Aleutians. 

Agriculture, Germantown, Md., is with 
Squadron S., Lake Charles AAF, Lake 
Charles. La.; PEC. WARREN SMITH, 
B.S. '43, Agriculture, Woodsboro, Md., 
is overseas with Company C, 424th In- 
fantry, APO 443, New York; LIEUT. 
CHARLES TREAKLE, B.S. '41, Agnail 
turc. Street, Md., is attached to 47th 
Bomb. Squadron, 41st Group (m), APO 
459, San Francisco, Cal.; PVT. FRED 
TIMMERMAN, '41-43, Agriculture, 
Emmitsburg, Md., is with Company A., 
315th Infantry, APO "9. New York; and 
PFC. FLOYD WALKER, 41-43, Agri- 
culture, Silver Spring. Md., is with the 
T \ \F. Palmdale, Calif. 

\.B. '3-, Education, USNR, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph S. Mclchior, 2820 Quan 
tico We., Baltimore, is serving somewhere 
in the Pacific and his present address is 
USS La Prade. D. E. 409, FPO, Los 

Mclchior ranked high scholasticallj al 
the University of Maryland, receiving first 

honors at graduation. He was a member of 
Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Tan. 
He taught school before he entered the 
service in June of 1942. 

'36, Physical Education, Phi Sigma Kappa, 
has been assigned to overseas duty from 
Godman Field, Ky. Major Evans is a son 
of Raymond Evans of Bladensburg, Md. 
While at college, he was a star of the bas- 
ketball squad and in 1936 he was awarded 
the Mankind Ring as the outstanding 
athlete of the year. 

University of Maryland Dental School 
graduate, has completed a six week course 
at the Army Medical Field Service School. 
Carlisle Barracks. Pa., and is now quali- 
fied for service with troops in the field. 

'43, Arts and Sciences, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Adrian B. Tollcy. 4916 Illinois Ave., 
Washington, D. C. is in Trance with Gen- 
eral Patch's Army. Tollcy entered the Army 
in August. 1943. He was a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi. honorary society, and was grad- 
uated with high honors. 

riculture, Alpha Gamma Rho, of York, 
Pa., sent Christmas greetings from Ger- 
many where he is serving with the In- 
fantry. He earlier took part in the action 
in Belgium, where he says his knowledge 
of the Dutch language for the first time 
proved really useful. 

Bennett had not quite completed his 


riculture, Alpha Gamma Rho, son of 
Samuel W. Galbreath. Rocks. Md., is 
stationed at Hobbs Field, N. Mex., where 
he is training to become a pilot of a 
B-29. For the last year and a half he 
has been nn instructor on B-17s. 

work at the University when he was in- 
ducted, but he was assigned to the ASTP 
unit at the University and was thus enabled 
to complete his studies and graduate. 

Agriculture. Alpha Gamma Rho, whose 
address is now SLCU 38, FPO. San Fran- 
cisco, Cal.. was home on a short leave be- 
fore heading for California and Pacific- 

B.S. '44. is in training in Florida, where 
his present address is Room 448, Holly 
wood Beach Hotel, Hollvwood, Fla. 

M.S. '39, Agriculture, later associate pro- 
fessor in Agronomy at the University of 
Maryland, who has been at the Universih 
of Arizona at Tucson for naval officer in- 
doctrination training since October, 1944, 
was home on a short leave at Christmas 
time. After his leave he left for the Pacific- 
Coast to await assignment. His home is at 
6814 Dartmouth St., College Park. 

A.B. '36, Arts and Sciences. Phi Delta 
Theta, and his wife, the former Eleanor 
Cummins Hatch, announce the birth of a 
son, David Cummins Erbe. Major Erbe is 
a senior instructor at the Ordnance School 
of the Aberdeen Proving Ground. 

The major was an honor student at the 
Universih- and was awarded the Old Line 
Medal for his work on student publica- 
tions. A long period of foreign duty pre- 
ceded his assignment to Aberdeen. He now 
lives at Mt. Washington, Md. 

B.S. '36, Bacteriology, of 7330 Twelfth 
St.. NAY.. Washington, D. G, was 
wounded during the French invasion after 
serving two years abroad. Colonel Sisson 
took part in the African and Sicilian cam- 
paigns and went into France on D-day. He- 
has been awarded the bronze star, the silver 
star, and the purple heart. 

At present the Colonel is at the Ashford 
General Hospital. White Sulphur Spring, 
West Virginia. Ward 601, where he is re- 
covering but expects to remain for several 

The Lieutenant was employed by the 
Liquid Carbonic Corporation and Mont- 
gomery Ward and Company of Baltimore 
before he entered the Army in July, 1942. 
His present residence is at "12 Morning- 
side Drive. Towson, Md. 
Continued from page 3 

"Tin very proud to be connected with 
an outfit which had a first photo mission 
over Tokyo and other parts of Japan. I 
was nn the field when our plane left and 
I was there waiting when it landed. I was 
also in charge of the section which made 
first photo interpretation reports from 
those pictures, which is quite a thrill. . . ." 

In Service 

PFC. IRVING 15. HORN. JR., '41 '43, 
Agriculture, 7311 Park Heights We., Bal 
timore, entered the Armj March 2. l')-)v 
lie was recently awarded the good con 

duet medal at Camp Stoneman. California, 
where he is a member of the 517th AAF 

A. CAMPBELL, JR., '42'43, Busmess 
Administration, has reported at Carlsbad, 
New Mexico, Army Air Field, for advanced 
flight training in high-level bombardiering 
and dead-reckoning navigation. His father. 
Malcolm A. Campbell, Si., lives at 520 
Louden Ave., Baltimore. 

JONES. '40-'43, Agriculture, Alpha Tan 
Omega, who entered the AAF in May, 
1942. and received his wings in April, 
1944, is now in England undergoing pre 
combat training with the 493rd Bombing 
Group. He is preparing to take part in 
Eighth Air Force bombing attacks over 
Germain' as a pilot in a B 17 Flying Fort- 

Lieutenant Jones' wife, Mrs. Frances R. 
Jones, lives at R. R. No. 1, Box 362, Twin 
Springs, Vienna, Va. 

GEORGE W. SIVER, '42'44, Agri- 
culture, Alpha Gamma Rho. Aviation Ra- 
dioman 3 c, who latch' spent a fifteen-day 
leave at his home in Blooinfield, N. J., is 
stationed at San Diego. California, Naval 
Air Base awaiting assignment to a bomber 

Petty Officer Sivcr had completed his 
freshman year at the University of Mary- 
land when he enlisted in the Navy in Oc- 
tober, 1943, at the age of 17. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Herndon, 710 E. Cen- 
tral, Orlando, Fla., was recently home on 
leave after six months of duty in the South- 
west Pacific. 

He participated in the invasions of 
Pelelieu and Anguar Islands. The ship on 
which he was serving was sunk, but all 
hands were rescued. 

Ensign Herndon has served as assistant 
gunner, assistant first lieutenant, and boat 
officer aboard an APD destroyer, 

JOHN II. McCOOL, '42-'43, Business 
and Public Administration, Sigma Chi, of 
Elkton, is missing in action in the Euro- 
pean theatre of war, his parents have been 
informed bv the War Department. 

McCool was attending the University at 
the time he was inducted into the services. 

LIEUT. KARL E. KEYES, '34'36, 
Arts and Sciences, Phi Sigma Kappa, hav- 
ing completed a tour of duty outside the 

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Thirteen, Lucky Number 

I III! tl I II 


v inn . 

who played with the University of Mary- 
land eleven in '40, '41. and '42. was on 
the roster of the Twelfth Air Force's 
"Bridgebusters" in the New Year's Day 
Spaghetti Bowl game in Italy with the 
Fifth Army's "Mudders." Lieutenant 
Barnes, pilot of a photo reconnaissance 
plane, left the States four months ago 
and has flown three missions. His home 
is at 1219 Thirty-third St.. N.W.. Wash- 
ington. D. C. 

United States, has been returned to an 
Army Air Forces Redistribution Station at 
Miami Beach for reassignment. 

Lieutenant Kcyes. a bombardier on a 
B 24, flew 42 missions in the European 
theater. He was awarded the Distinguished 
Flying Cross and the Air Medal. 

Kcyes was employed by the Treasury De- 
partment in Washington at the time he 
entered the services in 1942. His mother, 
Mrs. Maude A. Kcyes, lives at 37 Gallatin 
St., N.W., Washington, and his wife. 
Edna, at 5510 Taylor Road, Riverdale. 

Commerce, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. 
Beal of 1S52 Park Road. Washington, 
D. C, was recently graduated from the 
Naval Air Training Bases at Corpus Christi, 
Texas, and was commissioned an ensign in 
the United States Naval Reserve. 

ENSIGN RAY CROSS. '40 '45. \-n 
culture. Alpha Gamma Rho. is a flight in- 
structor at Pensacola, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. 
Cross live at 210 South II St.. Pensacola. 
THOMAS C. F. HARRISON. '44 '45. 
Arts and Sciences, son of Mrs. Oliver \Y. 
Farrow of Dover. Del., and Hale Harrison 
of Berlin. Md.. suffered a broken back and 
other injuries in an automobile accident late 
in December. He was taken to the Kent 
General Hospital at Dover. 

Harrison, who had been inducted into 
the Navy less than a week before the ac- 
cident, was a student at the University 
until Christmas vacation. is MRS II III I \| I ROY 
187 Cittmgs \w . B.ihiiiioii . Mel v ; 
H in Rul Cross worker with the ~th V: 
somewhere in I ram < . i lid wh< n 
interviewed it a forward e\ 

pit il mi I i n l.i \ . the I 5th 

"In tin l.^t u.ii I joined th< tervk <. on 
March 13, 1918, sailed on Jurj 15,.m,i 
overseas a total of thirteen month Mi 
I roy, a graduate of the I fniv< rsitj oi 
Maryland, a muse in World W u I. 
On to explain. 

On returning to America in 1919, she 
me a Chatauqua lecturer foi the Aim i 
i in Red Cross. Following that, she was 

Chief Nurse for the Veterans' Admmistr.i 
tion in Pennsylvania and Delaware, mem 
ber of the Women's Field Armv for Cm 
,er Control, and was for six vears district 
Supervisor for the Massachusetts Mutual 

Life Insurance Company. 

Having spent sixteen months overseas 
with the Red Cross in this war. Mrs. Trov 
has seen a great deal of combat duty. 'The 
hospital to which she is assigned has gone 
through the intense fighting on the An/io 
beachhead and landed in Southern Trance 
on D-day plus four. 

"When the hospital moves, it goes in 
two sections, the advance and the rear eche 
Ions," Mrs. Trov explained. "At the re 
quest of the commanding officer, niv co- 
worker. Barbara Crawford, of Oakland. 
California, and I go ahead with the forward 
echelon, since often the hospital is receiv- 
ing patients two hours after it lands at a 
new site, and the colonel wants us there." 

Comparing conditions and mud in 
Trance today and during the last war. Mrs. 
Trov said: "This time the mud is much 
worse, and living conditions are more rug 
ged. In the last war. our hospital was set 
up in buildings, and by the time we ar- 
rived on the scene, the Annv engineers 
had put m boardwalks between the build 
ings. So we managed to keep prettv well 
out of the muck. Here you're lucky if the 
mud doesn't go over the tops of vour field 
shoes when you walk around from tent to 
tent. And the rain never seems to stop — 
we've got a separate tent over there for 
movies, but the whole thing's inundated. 
SO movies are out until we move." 

Beloved by patients and hospital pel 
sonnel. Mrs. Troj has not forgotten the 
nurses she served with in the last war. Tor 
a while her hospital was not far from the 
town where she served m 1918, .i small 
community neai Neufchateau, and on one 
occasion she obtained special permission 
to go there to place flowers on the uraves 
of personnel from the University of Man 
kind who died there. 

Dr. Byrd's Crab Receipe 
Brings Heavy Mail 

Dr. Harry C. (Curly) Byrd, President 
of the University of Maryland, has been 
the recipient of considerable mail from 
all over the nation as the result of a story 
which appeared recently in the Saturday 
Evening Post. 

The story, authored by Martha Ellyn 
Slayback of the Washington Post, had to 
do with Dr. Byrd's prowess as a cook. 
particularly his skill at his favorite dish, 
crab croquettes. 

For the culinary minded we repeat here 
the recipe which Dr. Byrd says was origi- 
nated by a slave in his family several gen 
orations ago: 

"Crab Croquette Curly" 

Spread one quart of crab meat over the 
bottom of a large pan. Use claw meat, if 
procurable; it has a better flavor than lump 
meat, although picking the bones and 
shell out of it is more trouble. Then chop 
one onion very fine and spread over the 
crab meat. Next, over eight or ten stalks 
of finch' chopped parsley, pour two ta- 
blespoons of vinegar and spread this over 
crab meat and onion. Next, mix one cup 
of warm milk, Vs pound of butter, Vl cup 
of flour and two beaten eggs, and cook this 
mixture to a thick paste. Pour over the 
crab meat and mix thoroughly with the 
hands. Fashion in cylinders about 3'/2 
inches long and 1 Vi inches in diameter; 
roll these lightly in cracker meal, and set 
them in the refrigerator from one-half to 
three-quarters of an hour. 

Then place in a frying basket as many 
of the cylinders as will conveniently cover 
the bottom of it. Cook suspended in deep, 
hot fat for four to five minutes or until 
medium brown, take out and drain on ab- 
sorbent paper, and serve at once. Makes 
six large or eight small croquettes. 

Wedding Bells 

'42, Horticulture, Alpha Gamma Rho, of 
Anacostia, D. C, Route 4, was married on 
November 17, 1944. to Dorothy Hussong 
of Washington. D. C. 

Agriculture. Alpha Gamma Rho. of Tow- 
son, Md., met his fate at Fort Benning, 
Ga., in the form of a WAVE, They were 
married in November. Lieutenant Crow is 
now with the First Headquarters Com- 
pany. 341st Infantry, APO 450, Camp 
San Louis Obispo, California. 
* * * 

JEAN SMITH, B.S. '44, was married 
\ugust 1. 1944. to Lloyd James Brown of 
the Army. 


Alexander Robins, B.S. '39. recently pro- 
moted to the rank of captain at his over- 
seas base, is an assistant group communi- 
cations officer of a heavy bombardment 
group. His job is to keep all types of com- 
munication equipment in running shape, 
such as telephones, radios both in the 
airplanes and on the ground, as well as a 
little extra duty furnishing the offices and 
tents with lights. 

Captain Robins joined the Army in Jan- 
uary, 1942, and was commissioned second 
lieutenant in May, 1942, after which he 
was sent to the Interceptor Command 
School at Orlando, Fla. He has been over- 
seas since November, 1942, and has served 
in North Africa and Sardinia, and is at 
present in Italy. His home is at 108 W. 
43rd St., New York. 

Writes for Vets 

MAJOR J. W. FIROR, '08, a veteran 
of both World Wars, was retired from the 
Army last June because of disabilities. He 
is a member of the American Legion and 
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In ci- 
vilian life, his job is agricultural work at 
the University of Georgia. 

The Progressive Farmer is currently run 
ning a scries of features written by Major 
Firor on the subject of the returning vet- 
eran. In these articles the Major proposes 
to present some of the problems the vet- 
eran will face as he goes about adjusting 
himself to civilian life once more, and the 
problems his family and friends will face 
as they help him to adjust himself. 

The editors consider the series "among 
the most significant features ever carried in 
The Progressive Fanner." 

Under Fire From His 
Own Men For One Hour 

'43, Baltimore, platoon leader with an in- 
fantry division, had the strange experience 
of being subjected to a barrage of fire from 
his commanding officer's carbine for over 
an hour in a recent action in France. 

Dougherty became separated from his 
platoon while on patrol and. being pinned 
down by enemy fire, he made for the near- 
est cover which happened to be a German 
machine-gun nest occupied by two Nazis 
— one dead, the other too frightened to 

When two other Germans attempted to 
recapture the machine gun by rushing the 
position. Dougherty, ignoring the still 
dazed Jerry in the hole with him, turned 
the gun on the attackers and shot them 

Dougherty's patrol, meanwhile, under 
the leadership of the company's command 
er, Capt. Jacob Gravely, had begun a 
search for him. 

Noticing what he thought was an enemy 
helmet in the machine-gun nest, Gravelv 
ordered the patrol to fire on the position 
held by the lieutenant. 

Dougherty was kept busy for 45 minutes 
dodging his commander's bullets even 
time he raised his head. He finally aban- 
doned the captured machine-gun nest and 
bolted for his own lines — being recognized 
at last. 

Lieutenant Dougherty is the son of Mrs. 
Mary A. Dougherty. 4608 Cedar Gardens 
Road, Irvington, and the late Joseph F. 
Dougherty who was a member of the firm 
of Lancaster and Dougherty, a detective 

Vol. XVI 

No. 9 

February, 1945 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30. College Park 

The Alumni News 
Glenn W. Sample .... Editor 
Erma Albertson - - - Asst. Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Win Citations 

BURNS, JR.. '40 '41, Engineering, pilot 
of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 95th 
Bombardment Croup, is the recipient of 
the Air Medal for "meritorious achieve 
ment" while hiking part in Eighth Air 
Force bombing attacks on German in- 
dustrial targets, Nazi airfields, supph 
clumps, and gun emplacements. 

Lieutenant Burns is a member of the 
Fortress group which was cited by the 
President for its outstanding bombing as 
sault on railroad marshalling yards at 
Minister. Germany, in August, 1943. 

The lieutenant is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Iv Burns of Washington, D. C. 
Ilis wife. Mrs. Dorothy ). Bums, lives at 
306 Baltimore Ave.. NAY.. Washington. 

JR.. '40 '42. Engineering, of Kensington. 
Md., recently arrived at an Army Air 
Forces Redistribution Station at Miami 
Beach, Fla., for reassignment after having 
completed a tour of duty outside the con- 
tinental United States. 

Fifty-one missions as navigator on a B-24 
Liberator in the European theater of op- 
erations won for Lieutenant Griffin the 
Distinguislied Flying Cross and the Air 
Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He is 
the son of Howard D. Griffin. 34 Warner 
St.. Kensington. His wife lives at 4220 
37th St.. N.W., Washington. D. C. 

'43, Engineering. Sigma Nu, star athlete at 
the University of Maryland from 1939 to 
1942, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy C. Ellett 
of 643 Ingraham St., N.W., Washington, 
D. C. was recently awarded the Distin- 
guished Unit Badge. 

The award was made to the 4o3th bom 
bardment group for its outstanding per 
formance on a mission against the Florids- 
dorf oil refinery at Vienna, Austria, in 

The citation reads in part: "Forty to 
fifty enemy planes viciously attacked the 
formation. In a running fight which lasted 
for twenty minutes, the group succeeded 
in driving off the enemy fighters after de- 
stroying seven and damaging others. Later 
reconnaissance showed that as a result of 
this attack, the Eloridsdorf area was ren- 
dered non-operational at a time when the 
European war was approaching a critical 

Honor Roll 

New English Head 

LIEU I | \\ll ;S I'M I DUK1 . JR . 
'4s, Agriculture, sun ol Mr, and M. 
James Paul Duke. Si., ot Clinton, Marj 
land, was reported killed in action in 

Lieutenant Duke was serving with the 
parachute infantry division and died from 
wounds incurred on his first jump in 
eiieinv territory, 

The nurse who cared foi Duke in the 
hospital m Belgium and the \nu\ chap 

lain who administered final rites both 
wrote lnghlv commcnclatoiv letters ot the 
Lieutenant to Ins parents. 

Honor student at the University, mem 
her of Alpha /.eta and Phi Kappa Phi, 
honorary societies, and Alpha Gamma 

Rho, Paul Duke was held in high esteem 
by his fellows and will be deeply mourned. 



FLOOK, '41 '42, 
Arts and Sciences, son of Colonel and 
Mrs. Harry E. Flook of Buckingham Rd., 
Cumberland. Md., was recently promoted 
from the grade of second lieutenant to 
that of first lieutenant. Lieutenant Flook 
is a pilot with the 490th Bomb. Group, a 
B-17 Flying Fortress unit of the Eighth 
Air Force: He has been awarded the Air 
Medal for "courage, coolness, and skill" 
displayed on bombing attacks over Nazi 


'39, Political Science, press communications 
officer of the Sixth Army Croup in France, 
recently was promoted to major. 

Major Hoover was editor in-chief of the 
Diamondback in 1938 and 1939. His home 
is in Takonia Park, Md. 

B.A. '39, 3S13 Ednor Road. Baltimore. 
recently promoted to a first lieutenant, has 
been serving overseas since July 10, 1944, 
on special duty in the Surgeon's Office, 
Central Pacific Base Command. 

After receiving his bachelor's degree in 
1939, he studied law at the University of 
Maryland Law School evenings until his 
entry into the services in October, 1942. 

From the reception center at Cam]) Lee. 
Virginia, the lieutenant was sent to Camp 
Maxey, Texas, where he was assigned to a 
medical regiment. In August, P'43, he en- 
tered Officer Candidate School for Medi- 
cal Administrative Corps at Camp Bark 
eley, Texas, was commissioned on De 
cember 1, 1943. His first assignment as 
an officer was at the Northington General 
Hospital, 'Tuscaloosa, Ala. 


Dr. Guy Adams Cardwell has been new 
1\ appointed professor of English and Head 
of the Department of English at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. Dr. Cardwell conies 
to the University of Maryland from Tu- 
lane University at Louisiana where he was 
chairman of the English Department. 

A native of Savannah. Ca.. he attended 
public schools in Wilmington, N. C. His 
bachelor of arts degree was earned at the 
University of North Carolina, where he- 
later received his doctorate. Ilis master's 
degree was conferred by Harvard Univer- 
sity. As American literature is Ins major, 
he is expected to emphasize that branch of 
the work. 

Dr. CardwcH's first teaching was done 
at the University of North Carolina. He 
has since served on the teaching staffs of 
English Departments at the University of 
Mississippi, Wake Forest College. Duke 
Universitj . and. since 193S, at Tulanc Um 
versitv. \t Tulane he was professor of 
English and served for a time as actum 
chairman of the English Department, later 
as chairman. Tor several months he has 
been acting librarian of the Howard 111 
ton Memorial Library at Tulane. 

Manv poems and articles that he his 
written have been published in literary 
journals. In 1939 his Uncollected Poems 
of Henry Timrod appeared. He is a mem 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma I'psilon 
in addition to a number of professional 
societies. From 1934 to 193s he was trav 
chug fellow to the General Education 

Dr. Cardwell will fill the vacaucv ere 
ated about a year ago b) the death ot P 
C. B. Hale, who was head of the English 
Department for manv v. 

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Martin Becomes a Regent 

Xd Set 

The appointment of Glenn L. Martin 
c f the Glenn L. Martin Company of Bal- 
timore to the Hoard of Regents of the 
University of Maryland to complete the 
unexpired term of Judge W. Calvin Ches- 
nut who resigned last month, was recently 
announced by Governor Herbert R. 

Mr. Martin's dominant interest has been 
aeronautics and the story of his life paral- 
lels the histon of the progress of fixing in 
America. Todaj he is one of the leading 
builders of airplanes in the United States. 

This interest in the air and movement 
through it was evinced early. As a child 
he built kites and flew them oyer the Kan- 
sas prairie. Later this interest took form 
in the study of birds in flight. Then, in 
1905. the Wright brothers made their first 
successful airplane flight and Martin knew 
what his future work would be. 

When young Martin was 19 the family 
moved to Santa Ana, California, and it 
was there in an old deserted church that 
he built his first plane. This first plane was 
a frail little biplane of bamboo, silk, and 
wire, powered by a Ford four-cylinder, 12 
horsepower engine and a long hand-whit- 
tled propeller. On the trial flight on July 
31, 1909, the plane proved a success. 

Since that first successful flight in 1909, 
Glenn L. Martin has continued to build 
planes and with them his fame. In an 
abandoned cannery at Santa Ana he estab- 
li' lied his first airplane factory where he 
started early to make airplane histon. 

On May 10, 1912, Glenn Martin made 
the first considerable over-ocean flight — 
from Newport Bay to Catalina Island, and 
later that year he flew the first air mail. 
The Army's first bombing and training 
plane, the famous Model TT. was deliv- 
ered In Martin in 1913. With it were 
made the first official bombing tests. And 
a Martin plane was used to bomb Guaymas 
during the Mexican revolution, the first 
rime a city had been bombed from the 

In this fashion Martin has continued to 
make aviation history. He built the world's 
first multi passenger commercial ship . . . 
the first armor-clad airplane . . . the first 
free fall parachute, with the pack attached 
to the jumper instead of to the plane. 

In 1914 he built planes for the armed 
forces, both foreign and domestic. A mer- 
ger was formed in 1916 between Martin 
and the \\ rights, but the merger was 
shortlived. Glenn Martin had ideas he 
needed freedom to develop. He resigned 
and brought the Glenn L. Martin Com- 
pany from Los Angeles to Cleveland where 
the famous Martin MB 2, a twin-engine 
bomber, was born. 


During the 1920s Martin built the first 
night mail plane; the first American metal 
monoplane; the first air-cooled engine 
bomber; the first alloy-steel fuselage; the 
first large plane for aircraft carriers. 

Numerous orders for Navy torpedo 
bombers and dive bombers crowded the 
Cleveland factory and in 1920 the plant 
was moved to Middle River, outside of 
Baltimore. Here the famed B-10 was built 
. . . the bomber that overnight obsoleted 
all the world's bombing planes and won 
for Glenn Martin the Collier Trophy, avia- 
tion's highest award. He is now busy mak- 
ing Marauders, Mariners, and Mars trans- 
ports for the Army and the Navy. 

And Mr. Martin's eyes are still on the 
future. For the future of aeronautics and 
for the future of the young people of 
America he gave $1,700,000 to the Uni- 
versity of Maryland for the fondation of 
a college of aeronautical education and re- 
search. In compliance with his wishes, the 
University will establish a number of un- 
dergraduate scholarships in aeronautical 
sciences which will be available to the 
sons and daughters of men and women 
who have worked in the Martin plant. 

In his nine years of service on the Board 
cf Regents, Judge Chesnut served the Uni- 
versity well and the University is grateful 
to him for the interest he has given to 
its welfare. His resignation was made 
necessary by the pressure of his judiciary 
duties. It is anticipated that Mr. Martin's 
service to the institution will be equally 
great. Particularly can he help in getting 
under way and carrying out the plans for 
the aeronautical college which his gift 
makes possible. 

Dr. McLean Dies— 
of Heart Attack 

Dr. Herbert E. McLean, 92 'rairview 
Ave. Jersey City. N. J., attending physi- 
cian in orthopedics at Christ Hospital, 
died at the home of Miss Winifred Pedler. 
Jersey City, a short time after he had suf- 
fered a heart attack the evening of January 
9. Dr. McLean had been suffering with a 
heart ailment for some time. 

The physician was the son of Annabell 
Bell McLean and the late Dr. John Mc- 
Lean, lie received his M.D. degree from 
the University of Maryland and served his 
interneship at Kinard Hospital for Crip 
pled Children at Baltimore, and at Christ 
Hospital. Jersey City. At the time of his 
death he was on the staff of Post Graduate 
Hospital, New York, in addition to his 
duties at Christ Hospital. 

Dr. McLean is survived by his mother 
and two sisters, Marjorie and Ethel Mc- 
Lean, and a brother. Capt. Robert R. Mc 
Lean, serving with the Army Dental Corps 
in Italv. 

K. E. Smith, Noted 
Seed Analyist, Dies 

Kercheval E. Smith, '16, for some time 
in charge of the seed laboratory of Wil- 
liam G. Scarlett and Company of Balti 
more, died the morning of January 1 after 
an illness of a year or so. He suffered a 
cerebral hemorrhage last June which left 
him partially paralyzed. 

Mr. Smith, who was recognized as an 
authority on seeds, was recently president 
of the "Official Seed Analysts of America." 
His principal work at the William G. 
Scarlett and Company laboratories was to 
make an analysis of seeds so that they 
would conform with the laws of the va- 
rious 48 states. 

A leader in his profession and highly 
esteemed by his friends, he is survived by 
his wife, Miriam, and one daughter. 

Our Cover 

The Rossborough Inn: "Erected in 
1~98. in the infancy of the nation and 
r. few years before the founding of the 
University of Maryland, the Rossborough 
Inn stands as one of the landmarks of the 
nation's and of the University's growth. 
This historic structure has been restored 
by the University of Maryland, with the 
aid of the Federal Government, and is 
dedicated to the spirit of loyalty and the 
traditions of democracy as exemplified in 
its alumni and students." 

(Inscription on the dedicatory plaque 
placed on the front of the Inn by the 
Alumni \ssocintion, June 2. 1939.) 

American Civilization: 

University of Maryland will be Center 
for Study of "American Way of Life" 

American civilization will have a chance 

lo become well known at the Universit) 
of Maryland! 

Dr. II. C. Byrd, president of the Uni 
versity, lias made public an announcement 
that the institution has plans to become 
the national center for the stmh of Auici 
ican civilization by requiring all students 
to enroll in courses in American history, 
literature, and government. 

The program for emphasizing American 
civilization in the curriculums at the Uni- 
versity lias become the leading educational 
news among the colleges of the nation. 
Newspapers carried full news accounts of 
the plan ami several publishers were moved 
to write editorials. 

"First, it is planned to establish a com- 
plete major in American Civilization, be- 
ginning with an undergraduate curriculum 
and going through to the doctor's degree. 
This curriculum would be for those who 
wish to make their major effort in educa 
tion in the field of American studies. It 
would involve emphasis on American phi 
losophy, American economic life. Amen 
can history, American literature. American 
music. American art. and so on. Naturally, 
the backrounds of these subjects would be 

"Second, it is intended to have all stu- 
dents take courses in American history, 
American government, American litera- 
ture, witli its backgrounds through a study 
of comparative literature, and thus equip 
every graduate with a knowledge of those 
values inherent and potential in the pres- 
ent American system of government. 

"Third, to organize and conduct public 
forums in the various counties and cities of 
the state to carry to the people generally, 
and immediately, a better knowledge of 
the backgrounds of American life, of the 
values of our American civilization, and of 
its potentialities for the future. 

"The immediate objective of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland plan is to give to the 
people of Maryland a fuller understand 
ing and appreciation of our own national 
backgrounds, and of how our present phi 
losophy of life has evolved. It is intended 
to emphasize in these forums the funda- 
mental differences between the American 
'way of life and the social reforms that 
have taken place in other countries. It is 
intended, through these forums, to pre 
sent all the many factors that have tic 
vcloped for the American people the best 
living conditions that exist for any people 

m the world. 

"The ultimate objective ol the plan is, 
through doing an ctki inc job 111 Maryland, 

In form a pattern that othei st.ites max 

follow, and which, in i little while, should 

make the \iiicik.iii people as a whole 

more conscious and more appreciative ol 
the great advantages that the toni 
waj of life has given thcni." 

In a storj in the Vu ^ orit 1 ones, 
Benjamin line called the new program 
"an unprecedented educational step." The 
news value of the announcement bj Dr. 
Byrd was considered sufficient!) important 
by Times editors to rate page one the 
morning of February 7. 

Our Nation's History First 

\ long step forward has been taken 
by the University of Maryland's decision 
to require all students, whatever then 
courses, to receive extensive instruction 
in their country's history. 

It is astounding to learn that 90 per 
cent now go through our colleges with 
out any study of tins subject of Inst 
importance. Comparatively few of our 
educational institutions require any 
work m this field. Some have man. I i 
ton courses in American history, gov- 
ernment literature and the nation's so 
cial background applicable only to stu- 
dents of the liberal aits. 

The ignorance of undergraduates re- 
garding the spirit and traditions on 
which America's progress and eivih/a 
tion are based is appalling. Such igno- 
rance is fertile ground for the growth 
of dangerous, tm American proposals 
and doctrines. Totalitarian governments 
arc opposed to letting their people be- 
come acquainted with and profit from 
the lessons of the past. 

Hut there are still broader reasons 
for giving American historv the pri- 
macj it deserves. Now that the Uni 
versitv of Maryland has moved to rem 
edv the long-standing deficiency in our 
curricula, other institutions should has- 
ten to follow its example. 

i / 7tc foregoing was an editorial that 
appeared in the Philadelphia In 
qiincr and reflects much at the spirit 
and thought back of (lie proposed 
American Civilization curriculum af 
t/ie University of Maryland. — flic 

I Ik I h i 
tori il on the | 

I niveiMiv .md its president upon adopt 
i urric ulum, 
Hk \\ ishington D ( 

\eus: "I( h ibod ( I UN on ted til 
ol Komi and \uieii md 

stiudv nation il hcritag< ol ultun imi 
v Ompletel) into its own for tin In I turn 
in tin i ountiv \ edu( itional histor 
ncarbj Universit) ol Maryland." 

'I he Vu ) ink I lines sloi 

I his tall 26 out ol the usual 120 se 
mestei hours required foi graduation will 
be devoted to hisio'v. literature, govern 

nient. and social background ot this conn 
try. Most colleges and universities, th< 
/lines' suivcv showed, do not rcqiuu 
work in this field, while others limit I lie 
requirements to liberal aits students 

"The regulation freshman literature 
course will shift the emphasis to \ 

literature. In effect. Ichabod Crane will be 
substituted foi [vanhoe, tnd Emerson foi 

Garble. The studv of English authors will 

come later. 

"All students, whether m the liberal 

aits department or in the engineering, 

ncultural. business or other divisions, will 
be required to studv various conises dealing 
with American civilization." 

In discussing the new program, Hi. 

Bv rcl declared : 

"If we .lie going to take our place as a 

world leader, it behooves us to develop 
men and women in this countrj who can 
interpret America to othei nations. \\ c 
have no thought of tivm_; to indoctrinate 
our people into a narrow nationalism 01 
into a chauvinistic attitude; but if we 
have faith in our way of life, then we are 
verily failing in our fundamental duty un- 
less we inculcate into the minds of our 
students of today, our future leaders, a 
lull conception of the values therein. How 
i. in we as a nation interpret what we have 
to other nations without an understanding 
of oiu selves; 1 

"\\ hat we Americans need, above all 
things at tin-- moment, is to develop a 

fuller understanding of our backgrounds, 

of ouisclvcs as a people, and ot oiu 
eminent. We need to know nun, 
whence we came, when we ire, what we 
have, and wheie we are uoiiil; Onlv bv 
greater knowledge of this kind shall out 
way ot hk smvive.' 

Travel Notes On 


Around the Globe 

s graduate of the University of Maryland 
Dental School, is now assigned to duty 
with the Dental Clinic at Command 
Headquarters. Until a short time ago he 
was on duty with the Third Service Com- 
mand Mobile Dental Clinic, which serv- 
ices Prisoner of War Camps in the Mary- 
land, Pennsylvania, and Virginia area. 

A native of Newark. \. J., Captain 
Spinner practiced dentistrj there from 
1022 until 1942 when he went on active 
duty with the Army Dental Corps. 

New York City, who received his medical 
degree from the University of Mankind, 
has been assigned to the Naval Air Tech- 
nical Training Center, Medical Depart- 
ment, at Jacksonville, Fla. 

Dr. Levy, a specialist in allergies ami 
pediatrics, has spent the past two years 
in service in the South Pacific area. 

M.S. '40, now attending Army-Navy Staff 
College at Washington, D. C after eigh- 
teen months of service overseas, was a 
campus caller lately. lie came out for a 
v isit with Dr. Byrd, President of the 

'43 (Alpha Delta Pi ) was a caller at the 
\hnnni office late in January. Corporal Ott, 
whose home is at Mt. Rainier, Md., joined 
the Marine Corps in September, 1943. 

After a training period at Camp La- 
jeune, N. C, she was assigned to duty in 
the Motor Transport Division of the Ma- 
rine Corps Depot of Supplies at San 
Francisco, to which she will return at the 
end of her furlough. Her California ad- 
dress is 22nd \vc, San Francisco 21, 

ucation, entered the Army in July. 1943, 
but was permitted to remain at the Uni- 
versity and complete work for his degree 
which he received in December of 1943. 
After graduation he attended Officers' 
Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga., re- 
ceiving his commission in May, 1944. 

Since October, 1944. he has been over 
seas and is at present m Germanj with 
I he First Vrmy. 

I le is a member of Sigma Nu social 
fraternity and Oniicron Delta Kappa, men's 
honorary society. 

PVT. LEONARD L. HENS. '32. phar 
macist with the 34th Station Hospital, a 
Mediterranean Theater unit, has been over 
seas 11 months, wears the Mediterranean 
Theater ribbon with two Battle Partici- 
pation stars. 

He formerly lived at s641 Creemnount 
\ve., Baltimore. Md., and was employed 
by a firm of pharmaceutical chemists at 
Philadelphia. Pa., before going into the 

DR. ERNEST R. BARNE'I "1 . gradu 
ate of the University of Maryland Medical 
School, has been assigned to the medical 
staff of Bay Pines Veterans' Hospital at 
St. Petersburg. Ela. Dr. Bamett was pre 
vioush obstetrician in charge of the ma- 
ternity ward at Gorgas Hospital, Balboa, 
Canal Zone. 

BERG, '43. Engineering, entered the 
Navy shortly after graduation and is at 
present an engineer with the Naval Air 
Corps and is located on Guam in the 
South Pacific. His address: Navy No. 939, 
A.R.O.U.4. co Fleet Post Office. San 

Ph.D. '41. present address: 531 "th Air 
Depot, A. P.O. 492, New York, is serving 
as chemical officer attached to an Air 
Depot Group somewhere in India. 

a graduate of the University of Maryland 
Dental School with the class of 193". is 
with Johns Hopkins Hospital Unit No. 1 
in the South Pacific. During his three 
years overseas, he has been stationed at 
Sydney, Australia, until lately when he was 
sent to Leyte in the Philippines. 

'29, was recently reported resting at a re- 
distribution station at Miami Beach after 
a term of service in North Africa. He is a 
dental officer. Captain Meyer is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Cord Meyer, Sr„ 303 
Forsyth Apts., Savannah, Ga.. where his 
wife, Helen, also lives. 

VIRGINIA \\l \DON\ Home Eco- 
nomics, '39. formerly of 5112 13th St.. 
N.W., Washington, D. O, married Lieut. 
Keith II. Fellows of Wisconsin August 28 
and is now living in Clark Homes 36B, 
Flagstaff, Arizona. 'They were married in 
Walter Reed Chapel, Washington, shortly 
after Lieutenant Keith's return from the 
Southwest Pacific, where he had spent 33 

'40, Business Administration, of West Ha 
zleton, Pa., has been assigned to Third 
Service Command Headquarters as Assist 
ant Vhlctic Officer. 

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Heads 
Bomb Disposal Squad 

'37, known to his friends as "Joe." now 
with Patton's Third Army in France, is 
in charge of a squad engaged in the 
hazardous work of bomb disposal. 

Ryan, who enlisted in the Army on 
May 20. 1943. specialised in bomb dis- 
posal work at the Aberdeen Proving 
Grounds. His training was completed in 

After graduation from the University 
he was employed by the United States 
Department of Agriculture. Bureau of 
Home Economics. Textile Division, for 
whom he toured the United States mea- 
suring school children to establish stand- 
ard sizes of children's clothing to be set 
up for the use of clothing manufac- 

Later he was employed by the Navy 
Department. Bureau of Yards and Docks, 
where, at the time of his enlistment, 
as Assistant to the Head of the Division 
he handled personnel and purchases of 
supplies and material. 

His home address is 420 Hamilton St.. 
N. W.. Washington. D. C. 


NALL. B.S. '42. School of Engineering, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Wannall. 
1936 Third St., N. F... Washington, D. C, 
entered the Army in June. 1942. He went 
at once to Wright Field where he was 
assigned to the \ir Technical Service 
Command Headquarters, installations 
branch, photographic laboratory. In Jan 
nary he was promoted to the rank <>l 
captain. Captain \\ annall is married to 
the former Vera Fields of Washington, 
D. C. Thej have a son born January 1, 

JACK M. UERBSLFB. B.S. '36. son 
of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Davis. ""60 
Sixth St., N. W .. \\ aslnngton. D. C. was 
raised to a first lieutenancy at the First 
\ir Force Station, Seymour Johnson Field, 
N. O. where he is physical training officer. 

While at the University Lieutenant 
Herbslcb was active in sports, particularly 
boxing and track. His wife is the former 
Margaret A. Loin of Washington. Thcj 
have one daughter, \nna, aged two 

Their Heroism Wins Citations 

SECOND LIEU! lll()\l\s \\ 
[ONES has been awarded the Silvei Stai 
for gallantn in action during the attack 
on the town of Shenschwiller, France, on 
the night of Novembei JO, 1944. 

The citation reads, in part: "Lieutenant 
[ones was attached to Compam I .is foi 
ward observer. Hie compan) was brought 
to a halt by heavy enemy fire from both 
Hanks and from the renter. The enemy 
poured .1 tremendous volume of mailnm 
gun, small arms and mortar Ere into the 
beleaguered company. With the compam 
facing almost certain annihilation, Lieu 
tenant (ones, on Ins own initiative, and 
with great gallantry, crawled through the 
enemy fire to a point overlooking the en 
cm\ post in order to effectively direct fire 
on them. Upon reaching this position. 
Lieutenant fones, with utter disregard foi 
his life, ordered Company I to throw ., 
protective curtain of fire between him 
and the enemy. After locating the enemv 
positions in the darkness, he continued to 
direct fire upon them throughout the 
night. Due to Ins outstanding valor and 
magnificent courage the danger of the 
company being annihilated was eliminated 
and heavy casualties were inflicted upon 
the enemy. I lis gallant action and self 
sacrifice was an inspiration to the entire 

The lieutenant was enrolled in the Hor 
ficulture Department at the University 
from 1940 to 1943. He was a member of 
Sigma \u. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Rufa Jones, live at 531 Kern Place, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

• • 

TER, JR.. '42-'43, Engineering. Sigma 
Clii, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Win- 
ter, 3304 Elgin Ave.. Baltimore. Md., 
pilot of an Italy-based 1 5th AAF B-l" 
Flying Fortress, has been awarded the Air 
Medal for "meritorious achievement while 
participating in aerial flight." 

Winter enlisted in the \ \l in Decern 
her 14, 1942, and was commissioned a 
second lieutenant upon graduation from 
advanced flving school at Frederick, Okla., 
March 12,1944. 

The lieutenant, who lias now flown 
12 missions over enemy targets 111 Ger 
main. Austria. Hungary, and Yugoslavia. 
Hew his first bombing mission November 
6, 1944. against Nazi railroad yards in 

• • 

Pilot of a B-17 Elymg Fortress of the 
95th Bombardment Group, SECOND 
awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air 
Medal for "meritorious achievement" 

while paitu ipating in I i.litli \n I 
bombing atta< ks on ( .i rman targets. 
I In pilot is 1 formci stud* nl of tin 
versitj of Maryland, '40 41, I ngim 1 ring 

I In son of Mr. and Mis \lbcit 1 Bums 

of 5503 Massachusetts \u . N \\ .Wash 
ington, Ills wile. \hs Dorothj I Burn 
lives at 306 Baltimore Wi , N WW ish 

• * 

\lso recipient of the Silvei Stai was 
43, I hct.i Chi, son ol Mi and Mis Rob 
cat M. Grogan, ~(iul Dunmanway, Pun 
dalk. Baltimore, Md. Gallantry in action 
on \pnl 23, 1 ( >44. it Cisterna, Italy, won 
him the award. 

Ihs citation reads, in pari "When in 
tense enemy fire pinned down Ins platoon. 
Pfc. Grogan voluntarily crawled through 
hostile fire and a dangerous mine held 
to get ammunition and reinforcements foi 
his trapped comrades, \fter crawling 150 
yards he contacted another unit onlv to 
find that it was also short of men and 
ammunition and could not give an) aid. 
Pfc\ Grogan, knowing only the general di 
rection of Compan) CP, continued crawl 
mg until he found it. He was given a load 
of ammunition and promised relief for the 
platoon as soon as possible, after which 
lie made four hazardous trips to the 
pinned down troops and on the fifth jour 
ncv he brought up reinforcements. On 
tins last trip several of the men were 
wounded while crawling through the nunc 
field and Pfc. Grogan, after escorting the 
rest of the men to the platoon's position. 
returned and guided the wounded men 
to safety." 

Grogan entered the military service ovei 
two years ago. For the past nineteen 
months he has been overseas, saving with 
the 34tli Infantry Division of the Fifth 
\rinv in North Africa and Italv 


ION. former University of Maryland 
football players, B.S. '38, Cavil Engineei 
mg. Sigma Nu. was awarded the Silver 
Star and Distinguished Service Cross foi 
heroicall) leading an attack north of I Ian 
nibois Woods in France, continuing to 
the objective despite three wounds suffered 
during the action. 

Colonel W alton is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. George Pelham Walton and the bus 
band of Mrs. Shirlcv S. Walton, all ot 
whom live at 6318 Thirty third St.. N W . 
Washington. D. C. He is the fathei of two 
small daughters. 

The colonel has recovered from Ins 
wounds and returned to dutv . 

Wedding Bells 

I hi man,,., ol M \IU.\KI I M \S 
I l\ Red ( rosi 1 lubmobili 

|iihn W ilhclui, a Ke 11! 

took place in Maastricht, Holland, |ani 

1 1' t nt tin 11 hon< ■ moon mi tin 

Kiv 11 1 1 

I In Im nk is a daughtci "t Mi m i \l: 
W ilium R Maslin ol Porl Chestti N 1 
and gTadu id d from the I lniv< 1 it- ol M 
i md in 1939 I In brid< groom 1 1 from 
\\ ashburn, W is 

SGI I Wll S P LA< ROIX, |K • 
43, I luiiii 1 ring, ol W ishington, I ) 1 

and I 1111 I >mjcls. llso ot W ashni. | 

wen in irried re enth at Fort Myer Ch 
I or! Myer, \ .1 

\ recenl letter from ESTHER L Ml I 

LINIX, 40, Woodbine. Mil. .lis. I 
thai she was 111. lined last Julv at Camp 
W hire, Oregon, to Lieut, [esse W W ,il 
ter of Pennsylvania. 

Lieutenant Waltei has been released 
from active clutv because of physical ihs 
abilities and thev ;ne now living at Roai 
ing Spring, Pa., where Mr. Walter is as 
sociated with the Metropolitan Lire In 
suraiicc Company. 

PEGGj DAY, daughtei of Colonel and 
Mrs. Robin V Da) of the Embass) Apart 
incuts. Washington. D. C, was married 
fanuary 25 to Ensign John F. Westei ol 
Somerset. \ri/.. at Drew Field chapel. 
Tampa, Fla. 

Mrs. W estei was graduated from the 
University of Man land in 1944. She is a 
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma social 
sorority and Sigma Alpha Omicron bac 
teriology honorary societ) . 

[V, on November 17 married Mar) Ida 
Ferry m the Northmgtoii General Hospital 
chapel at Tuscaloosa. Ma. The couple arc- 
living at llolvokc. Mass.. where Mr Harris 
is stationed at Westover Field. 

ENGAGED The ^• i ^ i,K " t °* 

^* ^* CU R N 1 V L. 

C.OHW IN. B.S. '42, Engineering, Bald 
more, Md., to Martha lane Kunkle of 
! xport, Pa., was announced recent!) bv 

Miss Kunkle's parents 

Mr. Godwin graduated from the I'm 
\ersitv with high honors and was elected 
to Plu Kappa Phi in 1942. 

Mi and Mis. Fred Ward. 1329 Shen 
dan St.. V W . Washington, D C . have 
announced the engagement ol then 
daughter, PATRIC1 V si DN] 1 w VRD. 
\.B. '44. to Gerald 1 Skofronck, also of 
Washington. \t the University Miss Ward 
became iffiliated with Kappa Delta. 

In Service 

E. DOVK. '41 '42. Engineering, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Dove, Alexandria, 

Va., has returned to a Marine Corps Air 
Depot at Miramar. Calif., from service in 
the Central Pacific as a dive-bomber pilot 
with a Fourth Marine Air Wing Squad- 
ion based on Wallis Island and Engebi 
in the Marshalls. 

Lieutenant Dove, who took part in 12 
bombing raids against Wotje and Jaluit 
in the Marshalls, consistently escaped in- 
jury, though his plane was hit by anti- 
aircraft fire on several raids. His closest 
call occurred on his last raid when Jap 
anti-aircraft fire punctured 15 holes in 
his bomber. 

Dove left the University to enter flight 
training in June, 1942, and received his 
wings and commission in July, 1943. 

Engineering, was a recent campus visitor 
where he called on Dr. Byrd, Universih 
president. Sergeant Loucks is stationed at 
Camp Detrich, Ercderick, Md. His home is 
at 5411 42nd St., N. W., Washington, 
D. C. 

DAVID JENKINS, '41 '43, Agriculture, 
Alpha Gamma Rho, son of R. L. Jen- 
kins. 42 16 Suitland Road, S.E., Anacostia, 
D. C, has been commissioned a second 
lieutenant at Fort Benning, Ga. He will 
remain at Fort Benning for advanced train- 
ing in the motor transport division to 
which he has been assigned. 

of Mr. and Mrs. E. Pantalco of Annapolis. 
Md.. has been on foreign duty for seven- 

To The Alumni 

Dear Alumni: 

We take this means of expressing ap- 
preciation for news you have sent con- 
cerning yourselves or another alumnus 
that would prove of interest to readers of 
the News. Please continue to send items. 

W e want to make this magazine in- 
teresting to you ... to all of you . . . 
anl particularly to the men and women in 
I he service who look to the News for 
information as to the whereabouts of their 
former classmates and school friends. Let- 
ters from men in the service indicate a 
desire for such news. 

Furthermore, unless notice is given of 

- bange of address when you move, we 
cannot keep the News coming to you. 

So. if you move, if von get married, if 
you are promoted, let us know. 

The Editors 

teen months as technical supply clerk of 
an aircraft service squadron. 

His Unit, a part of the Twelfth Air 
Force Service Command, saw action in 
North Sirica, Sardinia. Corsica, and now 
Italy. Private Pantalco is authorized to 
wear two battle stars for his European- 
African Middle East campaign ribbon. 

lie was a student at the University at 
the tunc of his induction into the Army. 

who attended the University of Maryland 
at Baltimore from 1941 to 1942. is located 
at Avon Park Army Air Field where he is 
Assistant Technical Inspector. 

Lieutenant Alban is a son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Julian X. Alban. Glen Echo. Md. 

PVT. CHARLES R. WHITE, '41-'43, 
Agriculture, is in a hospital in England 
recovering from a wound in the hip in- 
flicted by a mortar shell fragment during 
the fighting in Germany. 

His mother, Mrs. Viola E. White, lives 
at 4707 Decatur St.. Edmonston, Md. He 
entered the Army on the completion of 
his sophomore year in college, February, 

Commerce, of Oakland. Md.. gradtiated 
recently from Naval Air Training Base. 
Corpus Christi, was commissioned an en- 
sign in the U. S. Naval Reserve. 

Cases, not Cans 

One million cans of peas sounded like 
a lot — but 1,000,000 cases is more — 
and that is what should have been re- 
ported as the season's work of Maryland 
Alumnus A. D. Raclcbaugh. operator of 
the Blue Mountain Canneries of Dayton, 
Washington, about whom a story was cai 
ried in the December issue. 

\ letter from Mr. Radcbaugh says that 
the season's pack was 1.1100,000 cases 
24 2 equivalent of peas and that the Day 
Ion plant has actually packed as much as 
1,044.111)11 i ans of peas in a single day, 

Lt. Col. Troth Serves 
on Adm. Nimitz' Staff 

Lieut. Col. James 
Robert Troth. '31, 
is stationed in Ha- 
waii where he is 
a member of Ad- 
m i r a 1 Nimitz' 
staff. He went 
overseas in Janu- 
ary, 1944. after 
having served in 
the Armv since 
February. 1941. 

During his Armv 
career Col. Troth 
was first stationed at Camp Roberts. Calif., 
then Fort Meade, Md., and later at Camp 
McCoy. Wis. He attended the Adjutant 
Generals' School and the Command and 
General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth. 
In November of 1944 he was made a lieu- 
tenant-colonel, not a lieutenant-command- 
er as earlier reported in the Ni WS. 

While attending the Universih he was 
active in Theta Chi fraternity and was 
Regimental Adjutant of ROTC. After 
graduation he took a position with the 
Government which he later resigned for 
a position with the Home Life Insurance 
Company of New York. 

His wife is the former Josephine Sv 
mons, '33. daughter of Dr. T. B. Symons, 
director of the University Extension Sen 
ice. The Troths have one child. Robert 
Symons Troth, aged six, who with his 
mother is living in College Park with Dr. 
Symons during Colonel Troth's overseas 

Vol. XVI 

No. 10 

Mvrcu. 1«4 : 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

The Alumni News 
Glenn W. Sample .... Editor 
Erma Albertson - - - Asst. Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md„ as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Honor Roll 

Army \ir Forces B 24 pilot I. II I I 

'38-'42, died in England January 3 when 
Ins plane crashed in taking off mi .1 test 
flight, it is reported. 

Lieutenant McKinstry, .1 squadron 
leader, had completed 21 combat missions 
and was about to he promoted to captain. 
lie had been awarded the Distinguished 
Flying Cross for outstanding achievement 
in firing the leadsliip into enemy tcrri 
ton. He had also won the Air Medal with 
two Oak Leaf Clusters. .1 citation for the 
D Day invasion and the European cam- 
paign ribbon with one star for combat 
service and one for a major battle on D- 
Dav . 

He entered active service in May, 1941, 
with a commission which he received on 
completion of ROTC course at the Uni- 
versity. In November, 1943, he received 
his wings at the Columbus, Miss., Army 
Air Base, and he went overseas in May, 

At Maryland he won his varsity "M '. 
managed championship rifle teams, and 
was active and popular in other campus 
organizations. ^, 


two years a student at the University of 
Maryland before joining the Army in May, 
1943, was killed in the action at Leytc 
October 26, it is reported. He had been 
overseas since July, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. 
Ralph P. Tittsler, his parents, live at 128 
New York Ave., Takoma Park, Md. 


son of Commander and Mrs. John F. 
Curtin, 26 Brokavv Lane, Great Neck, 
Long Island, N. Y., died of wounds in- 
flicted by enemy gun fire during action in 
Germany December 9, War Department 
releases report. 

Curtin was leading his rifle company to 
the attack when he was wounded. He re- 
turned to his unit for first aid, then went 
back to his badly cut-up company which 
he reorganized and again led into tl.e 
attack. The wound of which he died was 
received shortly after the objective was 

For his gallantry in action, he was 
posthumously awarded the Silver Star. 

While at the University he became af- 
filiated with Pi Kappa honorary society, 
and he was posthumously initiated into 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the Founders' 
Dav Dinner at the Stitlcr Hotel on March 


Capt. William Fuller Lines. B.S., '32, 
son of Mr. and Mrs Edwin F. Lines. 113 
Philadelphia Ave.. Takoma Lark, Md.. 
died while on duty at Pearl Harbor, on 
May 21, 1944, according to a report re- 
ceived by his parents. 

Captain Lines was a member of the 
Officers' Reserve Corps and was called into 
service in December, 1940. Papers con- 
ferring on him his major's commission had 
already been forwarded at the time of his 

At the University Lines proved a versa- 
tile person. He played lacrosse, was on the 
rifle team, worked for publications, was 
a member of the Mercer Literary Society, 
treasurer of the M. C. A., and took an 
active part in student government. He 
was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, 
being president in 1931 32; Alpha Zcta, 
honorary agriculture fraternity; Pi Delta 
Epsilon, honorary journalism group; and 
Scabbard and Blade, honorary ROTC or- 


ELL, A.B. '30, has been with the Ameri- 
can Army in France .he past six months. 

During his student career at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, Troxell was enrolled 
in ROTC. When called into active service 
on January 1, 1941. he was commissioned 
a second lieutenant. 

Troxell, who was made a first lieutenant 
in May, 1941, a captain in Nov ember, 
1942, and was commissioned a major 
shortly before going to England, received 
his present commission on Christmas Day. 

Colonel Troxell's wife, Mary Louise 
Burton Troxell, lives at 3" Bradford St., 
Dover, Delaware; his parents live at I 
asaqua, Pa. 

Missing in Action 

I s \\ llll \\l ) III I K O. JR . ],,, 
.11 1 Hon mi Germ 11 
mbci 16 
t In \\ 11 Department 

Mill ' on "I Mi and \li \\ 1II1. 1111 
I I Ic In 11. I in , Pa . 1 iili --It d in tin \imv 

in February, 194 h lin 

Fort Hi Ivoir, V.i . .md 1 1 1 » nded the 
I fniversit) ol Marj land foi the Vrmj s 
1 ili/nl I raining Program Sin 
overseas m October, he has sun action in 
l 1 mi . Belgium, and ( German; 

BON1 01 j II Will PON, phanna 
mate 3 c, who has been on overseas dutj 
ini ilu past six months, is reported m 
11 114 m action bj the Nav; Department 
Hamilton attended the Universit; ol Mar) 
land before he joined the Navj in July, 
1943. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl 
I lamilton, live at Ashland. \lo. 

"Missing in action" was the report re 
Hived from the Wai Department by Mi 
Betty R. Bells of her husband. I II. U I 
\\ II I I Wl S BETTS, U.S. '43. of South 
Hill, \ 1 

Lieutenant Betts entered the aimed 
services in September, 1943, went over 
seas in October, 1944, and was last heard 
from while in Belgium. The report that 
Lieutenant Betts was missing was re 
ceived by Mrs. Betts on January 23. the 
clay on which their first child, a son, was 

WOUNDED XIickK ''"Icier of the 

Silver Star and the 

Purple Heart with three clusters. MRS I 
LIEUT. DEW TIT SMITH, JR., '39-'43, 
Prelaw, member of Sigma Phi Sigma, son 
Ol Mr. and Mrs. De Witt Smith. 5501 
Edgemoor Pane. Bethesda, Md., was 
wounded for the third time this month 
while commanding an armored infantry 
company attached to the Third Aimv in 

IP was attending the University of 
Maryland at the time of his induction into 
the sen ice. In December, 1943, he wen! 


* * * 

B.S. '33, Engineering. I - " Kenyon St. 
V W., Washington, D. C., reported 

wounded in action in Italy November 7, 
is now back on active dtitv. Colonel Weber 
received the Bron/e St.11 Medal for his 
"heroic achievement in action" the da] 
he was injured. 

IA I FRANK WHITE, \ B '43, Rn 

erdale llc'iijits. Md.. was wounded in 
tion in Italy, where he was serving with 
.111 infantry unit, \ltci recovery from bis 

wound he was returned to servue with the 

headquarters company. 


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Terp Athlete 
Receives Medal 


— Official U. S. Marine Corps Photo 
University of Maryland athletic star 
and fullback on the State champion- 
Shlp football team of 1935. MARINE 
serving with a Marine unit in the Pa- 
cific, was recently awarded the Legion 
of Merit Medal. Colonel Gormley re- 
ceived his B.S. degree in 1937. earned 
letters for baseball, football, and box- 
ing, and in 1937 was awarded the Silver 
Medal for excellence in athletics. Mrs. 
Gormley and a two-year-old daughter. 
Carolvn Ann. live at 4707 Calvert Road, 
College Park, Md. 



LOKER, JR., '38-'41, of Leonardtown, 
Md., to June W. Farner, according to 
announcement made recently by Miss Ear- 
ner's parents. He entered military service in 
April, 1944, and is at present officer in 
charge of the outside storage area of the 
Charleston Port of Embarkation Port 
Transportation Division. 

ODEN BOWIE, Fairview, Md., to 
Laura Hrainard of New Haven, according 
to recent announcement. The wedding is 
to take place in the spring. Bowie received 
liis degree in Agricultural Economics in 
1938, and is a member of Sigma Nu. lie 
is a grandson of the late Governor Odcn 
Bowie of Maryland, 

of former Judge Albert A. Doub and the 
late Mrs. Doub of Cumberland, to Wil- 
liam Anderson Glasgow, Washington law- 
yer. \ I iss Doub received her law de- 
gree from the University of Mankind and 
has since been a member of the law firm 
headed by her father and her brother, 
member of the House of Delegates from 
1939 to 1942, and assistant attorney for 
the bituminous coal division of the De- 
partmenl of the Interior in Washington. 
She was known as the "prettiest lady legis- 
lator" during her term in the House. 

Alumni Mailbag 

It isn't often we hear from a member of 
an early class of the University of Mary- 
land, so were very pleased with this letter 
from MR. E. B. DUNBAR of the Class of 
'Hi to R. M. Watkins, Alumni presidenr. 
Together with Mr. Dunbar, we decry the 
lack of news of the earlier Alumni, and 
add our plea to his for more information 
from the earlier classes. I low about it? 
"Dear Sir: 

"I am writing to learn about the Class 
of '03. ... I would like to learn of the 
whereabouts of Preston Peach and Bunny 
Caimes and, in fact, any of this group. 

"I think I met you once at my son 
Bill's fraternity house. Bill is Superinten- 
dent of a large milling concern. He took 
my place. I sent my daughter, Ruth, to 
Maryland, but she did not finish. One of 
your Maryland boys took her away from 
us; FRANCIS MORRIS, who is in the 
employ of the Wright Co. He tests plane 
motors in subzero temperature; has spent 
one winter in Fairbanks, Alaska. I receive 
the Almuni News, but I never find recorded 
any item of news of anyone I ever knew. 

"I still have the pictures of the old 
Mankind teams I plavcd on in my room. 
The first year I played at Maryland, '00, 
we had no coach. Wc received plays from 
Pop Warner, then at Carlisle. He lived next 
door to my people in the village of Spring- 
villc ; N. Y. It was through him that I 
came to Maryland. 

"I know Byrd. If he was a rat when I 
was there, I certainly fanned him. Remem- 
ber me to him." 

DAL, USNR, A.B. '42, Education, comes 
this refreshing communique: 

"It's about time I took kevs in hand to 
thank you and your staff for your great 
little publication — without which we 
. . . alumns could never put the proverbial 
bee on our far flung brethren. . . . 

"For months now. in fact over a year, 
I've been dilatory enough to allow you 
to send Alumni News in my maiden 
name— SHIRLEY CONNER— in De- 
cember, 1943, I became Mrs. Richard B. 
Cogdal — a wonderful guy from U. of 
Illinois, who was stationed at the Bureau 
of Ordnance — he's still wonderful but is 
way out yonder holding his own as gunnery 
officer on a baby flattop — (an aircraft 
carrier escort). Since Dick left, he became 
a full lieutenant and I a j. g. so we are 
seriously considering writing a book called 
"The Lieutenants Cogdal." I in turn am 
stationed at the Naval Research Lab in 
the Radio Materiel School replacing a 
carrier pigeon for active service. Seriously 
though, it's a great station with many fields 

of war research and the Navy i' a a 
outfit in this gal's eyes. Vt 

"Don't know whether you've hearc 
about these people, but here's what . . . 
news I've garnered: 

"PAT HARDIE, '44. now Mrs. Walter 
Koehler, is living in Washington with her 
in laws while Walter is serving as a second 
lieutenant in Belgium. CECIL MYERS, 
A.B. '42, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Kappa Ph.. 
and high honor student, has an administra- 
tive position in a florist shop in sunn) 
lieutenant (j.g.), A.B. '41, 3384 Stephen 
son Place, N.W., Washington, Supply 
Officer attached to a Navy Boat Pool in 
the Pacific. BOB ROUDABUSH, '43, En- 
gineering. Phi Delta Thcta. Washington, 
D. C, is a second lieutenant in the Engi- 
neering Branch of the Army Air Corps 
somewhere in the Orient. HUGH WAL 
ION, A.B. 42, Sigma Nu, 6318 33rd 
St.. Washington, D. C, is in the Army 
Transport Service." 

"Dear Sirs: 

"I'd like to take this opportunity to 
thank all of you for including me on your 
mailing list of the Alumni News. 

"It is a pleasant moment when your 
journal arrives, bringing news of former 
college friends. I suppose all of the cx- 
Marylanders turn their thoughts back fre- 
quently to the tranquil days at College 

"Since entering the Navy I've met sev- 
eral former students. When stationed in 
Newport, R. I., as physical instructor, I 
met Ensign RALPH BURLIN. Ralph, 
the former Maryland tackle of 1940-41 42, 
had been aboard the carrier Ranger — was 
then attached to the U.S.S. Randolph. 
Wc worked together for several months. 

GI'.L and FRANK NELSON. Both were 
engineering students in '42 and '43. 

"I received my B.S. degree in physical 
education in June, 1943. At present my 
duties arc here on the Rehabilitation- 
Physical 'Training staff of the Naval Hos 
pital, Bainbridge, Md. While attending 
Rehabilitation School at Sampson, N. Y., 
I was indeed surprised to find HERB 
GUNTHER a member of the same class. 
Herb you'll remember as the Southern 
Conference Boxing champion in 1942. He 
has been assigned to the Naval Hospital. 
Seattle. Washington. 

"Thank you once again for sending me 
the News. I competed on the track team 
in 1942 — am still running in the sprint 
events in the meets being held at Madison 
Square Garden. Sure wish we had some 
of the old Maryland boys for a fast med- 
ley relay. — PAT CAROLAN." 


Dr. O. N. Allen New 
Bacteriology Head 

The appointment of Dr. 0. V \llcn of 
the University of Hawaii as professoi ol 
bacteriology and head of the bacteriologj 
department at the University of Maryland 
to fill a vacancy created by the resigna 
tion of Dr. L. II. James was announced 
recently by Hr. II. C. Byrd, president of 
the University. Dr. lames resigned to en 
ter private business. 

Dr. Allen assumes Ins duties at Mary 
land in the College of Arts and Sciences 
on April 1. lie is a native of Texas and 
holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the 
University of Texas ami his doctorate from 
the University of Wisconsin. After getting 
Ins doctorate in l l )s(), he went to the 
University of Hawaii and was chosen 
professor of bacteriology and chairman of 
the department of bacteriology after hav- 
ing served first as assistant professor and 
later associate professor of bacteriology. 

Since February 1 he has been inspecting 
the research work at leading Universities 
in the United States before joining the 
Maryland staff, making his temporary head 
quarters at Madison, Wisconsin. 

His research work in Hawaii included 
that of being an advisor and consultant for 
the Pineapple Research Institute, the Ha- 
waii Agricultural Experiment Station, the 
Honolulu Plantation Company, and on 
sewage disposal and yeast problems. Dr. 
Allen is the co-author and author of 35 
books, booklets, and papers dealing with 
various phases of bacteriological research. 

U. of Md. Introduces 
New Education Course 

Pioneering again in untried fields, the 
University of Mankind is planning to es- 
tablish a program for the professional train- 
ing of clinical teachers of dentistry, it has 
been announced by Dr. H. C. Byrd, Uni- 
versity president, and Dr. J. Ben Robinson, 
dean of the University's School of Den- 

I lerctofore dentists who taught in dental 
clinics have had no professional training 
as teachers but have had to rely on their 
knowledge of the subject matter. The new 
program would provide training in teaching 
methods to those interested in becoming 
instructors in the clinic. 

The College of Education and the 
School of Dentistry will offer the course, 
said Dr. Robinson, and to qualify for the 
training a student must hold a degree in 
dental surgery. On completion of the work 
offered, which will require about two years, 
the candidate will be eligible for the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Ed- 
ucation, a new degree. 

Pictured is Mrs. Zenobia Jimenez. Instructor of Languages at the University ol Mary- 
land, directing a c'ass in Spanish. Spanish is one of the principal languages taught 
at the University as well as one of the more popu'ar. 

The picture is one of several taken by the Office of Coordinator of Inter-American 
Affairs for use in booklets and other literature being prepared for distribution m 
Latin America to show the interest educational institutions in the United States 
are taking in Spanish and other Latin-American languages. 

Campus News Roundup 

Newly appointed associate professor in 
the University of Maryland College of Ag 
riculturc is Dr. George M. Briggs, Jr. 
Dr. Briggs, who received his Ph.D. degree 
in biochemistry from the Universitv of 
Wisconsin in May, 1944, has been work 
ing on a post-doclorate fellowship in the 
biochemistry department there since that 

USNR, formerly professor of agricultural 
economics at the University of Maryland, 

now a gunnery officer on an EST boat in 
the Pacific, added two Jap planes to his 
score on Christinas Day when his boat 
was attacked. 

'The University of Maryland is one of 
the 12 colleges and universities listed by 
Airports, an aviation magazine published in 
New York, as offering courses in airport 
management. "The need for professional 
training of airport personnel has long been 
recognized by leaders in the field." Air 
ports stated, "but as yet few educational 
institutions have become aware of the 
need." Maryland again demonstrates its 
leadership by being one of the first to rec- 
ognize the need and provide for it. 

professor in the historj department of the 

Universitv of Mankind, who has been an 
instructor in Allied Government at Co 
lumbia University, visited the campus 
lately on his way to the West Coast for 
assignment to the Pacific. Lieutenant 
Prange is on leave from the Universitv. 

Fanny Tern T'itzwatcr, who formerly 
taught journalism and graphic design in 
the college of home economics of the 
University of Maryland, is now head of 
the fashion and design department at the 
Kansas City Art Institute. Before coining 
to the University of Mankind, she was 
on the staff of the New York Tribune and 
was one of the first women to be sent to 
Paris to handle fashion copy and art work 
for a New York paper. 

\l \RY P. CLAPP, a former assistant 
in medicine in the Universitv of Mar) 
land Medical School in Baltimore, was 
commissioned a second lieutenant Decern 
ber 9. Lieutenant Clapp enlisted in the 
\\ AC in August. 1944. She was chosen as 
bacteriologist in the Corps with 
a second lieutenant rating because of hci 
training and experience in that line. 


professor of History at the Universitv of 
Maryland, is the author of a study, "So 
rial Darwinism m \inetu.ui Thought.' 
winch was recent!) published by the Uni 
vc;sitv of Pennsylvania Puss. 

Maryland Alumni Active on Every Front 

erly Ethel Enderle) '38, Education, writes 
from Glen Burnie, Md., that she is teach- 
ing high school in Anne Arundel County 
while she awaits the return of her hus- 
JR., a 1943 graduate from the University 
of Maryland Medical School, who is at 
present with Uncle Sam's Army in France. 

Lieutenant Bowcn entered the Army 
January 1, 1944, and after several moves 
within the United States, was. in Novem- 
ber. 1944. sent overseas as the medical 
officer of the "88th Eield Artillery Bat 
talion. Bowen is a member of Nu Sigma 

Commerce, Cumberland, Md., after two 
and one-half years as assistant personal 
affairs officer for the 5th Eerrying Group at 
Lowe Field, Dallas, Texas, has been ap- 
pointed personal affairs officer of the Fer- 
rying Division's huge four-engine trans- 
port base. 

LIEUT. JOHN CROW, B.S. '43, Ag- 
riculture. Alpha Gamma Rho, Towson, 
\KL. was fortunate enough to get a three- 
day pass to Belgium lately. There he met 
NELSON COX, B.S. '43, Pre-Med., 
Kappa Alpha, Baltimore, and 'TOMMY 
JONES, Sigma Nu. All three are with 
the 7th Army. 

riculture, Glenelg, Md., Alpha Gamma 
Rho, has completed his training in com- 
munications school at Harvard University 
and is stationed at Norfolk, Va. 

A letter from MAJOR CHAS. R. 
BOUCHER, A.B. '35, Education, Wash 
ington, D. C, from England, where he 
is serving as Executive Officer of the 791st 
Bombardment Squadron, indicates that 
he is busy but happy. LIEUT. ARCHIE 
McGREW, '41-'42, Commerce, Indiana, 
Pa., is in the same squadron. 

son of J. A. Parks of 1 527 Park Rd., N.W., 
Washington, D. C, has reported at head- 
quarters of the San Francisco Port of Em- 
barkation, Fort Mason, and has been as- 
signed to duty in the Ships Complement 

'39, Electrical Engineering, Alpha Tan 
Omega, Baltimore, Md., is with the Bu- 
reau of Ships at 51 Pine St., New York. 

tomology, Altoona, Pa., formerly with the 
Government Printing Office at Washing- 
ton, D. C, is in Italy where he is working 
as entomologist with a malaria control 
demonstration unit. 

'3 5, Business Administration. Alpha 'Tail 

'39, who is with the Signal Corps, has 
served in England. Franc, Belgium, 
and Germany the past year as Battal- 
ion Executive Officer of the 32nd. a sig- 
nal construction battalion. Mrs. Stabler 
is the former Jeannette Vaught, and 
she, with a son, William Snowden Sta- 
bler, aged 20 months, and Margaret, 
born November 21, 1944, are living at 
6808 Pine Way. Hyattsville. Md., while 
the Major is overseas. 

Omega, Washington, D. C, has returned 
to the States after more than a year in New 
Caledonia with the Signal Corps and is 
attending Officers' Candidate School at 
Fort Monmouth, N. Y. 

'36, Business Administration, Alpha Tan 
Omega, Chevy Chase, Md., is with the 
7th Division in the Philippines. 

FRED M. JOHNSON, B.S. '43, Pre 
Med., Alpha Tau Omega, Takoma Park, 
Md., was wounded last September while 
with a medical unit attached to the First 
Army. He was in a hospital in England 
until late November but is now back in 

LIEUT, (j.g.) JOHN P. SMITH, B.S. 
'39, Civil Engineering, Alpha Tau Omega, 
Washington, D. C, is with the Seabecs 
in the Marianas. 

B.S. '39, Chemistry, Sigma Nu, Silver 
Spring, Md., is an instructor in Field Ar- 
tillery in the Command and Staff School, 
U. S. Marine Corps, Quantico, Va, Col- 
onel Bishopp served 27 months in the 
Southwest Pacific where he participated in 
the occupation and defense of Guadal- 
canal and in the campaign on Bougainville. 

'38, Physical Education, Frederick, Md., 

\rmy Air Force Liaison Officer, Office of 
the Division Engineer, South Atlantic Di- 
vision. Atlanta, Ga., wrote recently to re- 
quest a copy of the Alumni News be sent 
him. His letter also stated that he is mar- 
ried to the former JANE KEPHART, B.S. 
'39, Home Economics, Takoma Park, Md., 
and that they have a future Marvlander in 
Richard O. Keller, aged two. 

JR., A.B. '36, Pre-Law, Kappa Alpha, Bal- 
timore, Md., went overseas with the 29th 
Division in December, 1942. He was 
awarded the Bronze Star in Normandy. He 
is married and has one daughter, Henri- 
etta, 3. 

B.S. '41, Animal Husbandry, Phi Sigma 
Kappa, Washington, D. C, was recently 
home on leave after a year in the Pacific. 
He is pilot of a B-24 and has completed 
40 missions, most of them over Truk and 
I wo Jima. He wears the Distinguished 
Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Mrs. An- 
derson is the former JANE HOWARD, 
A.B. '42, Alpha Omicron Pi, Universitv 
Park. Md. 

'42, Engineering, Sigma Nu, pilots a B 17 
on the Western Front. 

SON, JR.. B.S. '43. Animal Husbandry, 
Laurel, Md., is serving with the 467th 
Bomb Group as navigator on a B-24 Lib 
erator bomber. 

Commerce, after more than two years' 
naval service has ben mustered out, and is 
now connected with Woodward and Loth- 
rop in Washington, D. C. 

Agriculture, Alpha Gamma Rho, Street, 
Md., after taking part in the Makin Is- 
land engagement, is again in Hawaii. Lieu- 
tenant Treakle, who flies a torpedo plane, 
reports the "gunning" in the Gilberts quite 
good. "The heat, the mosquitoes, and the 
C rations were the worst," according to a 
late letter. 

CAPT. WM. BROSIUS, B.S. '40. Ag 
riculture, Adamstown, Md.. whom we re- 
ported in the December News as back 
from the Netherlands East Indies to un- 
dergo training in the School of Naval Civil 
\ffairs at Princeton, N. J., has now fin- 
ished his course and is in California await- 
ing orders to return to the South Pacific. 

riculture, is at an advanced base in China 
flying a C-47 troop carrier nlane. 

Agriculture, Cumberland. Md., is at Assam. 
India, where headquarters for the North- 
ern Air Service Area is located. 

In Service 

LIEUT. J. B. AVERY, '39 '42, I ngi 
neering, Washington, D. C. reported miss 
ing for several months last summer, has 
returned to the U. S. and is resting .it an 
Air Corps rest camp in Florida. ROBERT 
L. HELD, JR., '35- 36, Engineering, Tow 
son. Mel., now a radio operator on a B 24 
Liberator, was promoted to grade of Staff 
Sergeant recently. ROBERT P. RASKOB, 
'32-'3s, Agriculture, a transportation offi- 
cer at one of the advance island bases of 
the Pacific Division of the Air Transport 
Command, was made a captain a short 
time ago. CAPT. ROBERT H. MELVIN, 
'37'40, Education, of Washington, D. C, 
is stationed at Army Service Forces Irani 
ing Center, Camp Lee, Va. 

'44, Education, formerly of Meyersville. 
Md., was among those who received a 
commission as second lieutenant as a nav- 
igator at graduation exercises at the Hondo 
Army Air Field, Hondo, Texas, lately. 
Pre-Nursing, Walkersville, Md.. has com- 
pleted a course in medical technology at 
Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore and 
accepted a position at Memorial Hospital 
in Cumberland where she began work 
former U. of Md. student, of Colesvillc, 
Md.. returned to the United States early 
in January after serving for seven months 
with the Army Air Forces in England, 
and, after a short leave spent with his 
family, reported to Miami for rest. 

HAROLD A. BURGARD, '42 "43, 
Pre Med., of Rock Hall, Md., was pro- 
moted to the rank of corporal at Muroc 
Army Air Field where he is an engine me- 
chanic in the maintenance section. PFC. 
JAMES F. CHANNING, '43'44, Pre 
Dental, 3120 South Dakota Ave., N.E., 
Washington, D. C, suffered wounds to 
his left hand on January c ) in Germany 
while in action with the Ninth Infantry 
JR., '41'42, Commerce, of Laurel. Md., 
is the veteran of 35 combat missions as ;: 
P 47 Thunderbolt Pilot with a fighter 
group of the 12th Air Force in Italy. 
U. of Md. student, 1651 C St., N.E., 
Washington, D. C, is reported a prisoner 
of the Germans. A navigator on a Liber- 
ator bomber, he was shot down on a mis- 
sion over Germany last November and 
declared missing. Decorations he has won 
include the Air Medal and Presidential 
Unit Citation. 

son of Mr and Mrs. Percy C. Ellett. of 
R43 Ingraham St.. N.W.. Washington. 
D. Ci was recently promoted to the 
rank of captain. Captain Ellett is 
squadron adjutant in a 15th Air Force 
Liberator group at an airbase overseas, 
where he has been since February. 
1944. He entered the services May 26. 
1942. Before chat he attended the Uni- 
versity where he was a member of 
Sigma Nu fraternity and played base- 
ball on the varsity team. 

A/C LYNN E. JOHNSTON, '42-'43, 

Engineering, of Ilagerstown. Md.. is train 
ing at the Childress (Texas) Army Air 
Field Central Flying Training Command, 
the last step in a course that leads to a 
commission and the silver wings of a 
bombardier-navigator. LIEUT. JOHN G. 
NORRIS. former U. of Md. student. T.i 
koma Park, after completing training at 
Officer Candidate School at Tort Benning, 
Ga., is m Europe. PVT. PHILIP MIL- 
LER. "42'43, Agriculture, of Rockville, 
Md., is a forward scout with the First Cav 
airy Division on Lev tc 

J. A. RAWLEY, JR.. Seaman 1/c, of 
the Coast Guard, has been in service nearly 
two years, nine months of which have been 
spent overseas. He took part in both the 
invasions of Normandy and Southern 
Trance and is now in the Pacific. A broth- 
USN, is in Radar School in Point I.oma. 
Calif., after having served on a battleship 
in European waters. Both bov\ are sons 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ravvlev. Colesvillc 
Rd.. Hyattsville, Md. Jack was a Junior at 
the U. of Md. and Nelson a freshman at 
the time of induction into the service. 

man 2 c, '41'43, Commerce. Silver Spring. 
Seaman 2 c. '42 '43. Pre Med.. Washing- 
ton. D. C have completed training in 
weather observation at the Navy Acrogra- 
phcr's School at the Naval Air Station at 
Lakehurst. N. J. 

Wedding Bells 

\\\(A 1*1 III I ITS t I 
Delta, md I II ri BARTON MARSH 
M.I.. Sigm i ( In I rati rnitj . man I 
ruarj 10. I hej will make thcii home in 
Columbia, s ( 

II \\\i \KRIS. daughtei of M 
Mis Uexanda Mberi \ms. and Cpl I 
orj Bell Shiplej . both of B iltimoi 
married recentl) at Calvarj Methodisl 
Church in Baltimon Mrs Shipli 
ioi it the I Iniversit] of M iryland & hool 
nt Nursing in Baltimore, plans on 
pleting hei course. 

ington, I) C . and \R I HUR EU< .1 \l 
JEHLE, Chief Specialist, USNR, of Hj 
attsville, married Januarj 24. in the First 
Congregational Chun h, W ishington. I he 
bride is a junioi it the I Iniversitj . majoring 
in physical education She will continue 

hei studies. The mourn, a son of Dr. and 
Mrs. Robert V Jchlc of I Ivattsv ilk . mad 

uated from the University with a degree in 
electrical engineering in Much. T)44. He 
is on duty at the Naval Research Labora 
ton. Bellevue, D. C. 

Minn., and Isabel Blackball of Faulkner, 
Md., married February 21. Miss Blackball 
has been employed at the Universit) the 
past three years. Mr. Thompson completed 
his work for a Ph.D. degree in Horticul 
ture m Februarj and the couple will live 
in Winatchee, Washington, where Mi 
Thompson has a positisn with U. S. D \ 

culture, was married to Penelope Darden 
February 16 at West Monroe. La. B.nlcv. 
who is now stationed at Selman Field, I a . 
has for two years been an instructor in in 
strument flying. 

LETT. AUS, Silver Spring, Md., was msu 
ried recently to (Catherine Audrcv Kcl! 
of Washington. D. C. Captain Mullett 
was graduated from the Universit] of Man 
land in A.B. '38, and was a member of 
Kappa Alpha. 

'40. Commerce, son of Dean and Mrs. S s 
Steinberg of College Park, married Vda 
lene Copeland of Dade City, T'la.. on 
February 24 in Tampa. I la. 

ALBERT FRIEDMAN, graduate of 
the University of Maryland School of 
Pharmacy, married Sara Iris B.iylin. re 
ccntlv in Baltimore. Both arc residents of 

berland, Md.. married Frances Cornelia 
Grissett of Tallahassee, Fla., at Tallahassee 
February S. Lieut. Miller is a graduate of 
the University of Maryland. 

1944-45 Terp Boxing Team 

First Row. Left to Righl — Thomas Maloney. Bill Filbert, Raymond Richards, 

George Murphy. Bob Troll. 

Second Row. Left to Right — Manager Percy Wolfe, Gordon Shipley. Coach Paddy 

Kane. Frank Doory. Alexander Novick. Kenneth Malone. 

Receives Navy Cross 

"For extraordinary heroism" during the 
Battle of Saipan, MAJOR ROBERT M. 
NEIMAN, B.S. '39, Commerce, Mt. Ver- 
non, N. Y., USMCR, has been awarded 
the Navy Cross, the highest award the 
Navy can confer, being second only to the 
Congressional Medal of Honor. 

Since enlisting in 1940, Major Neiman 
has seen many months of service in the 
Pacific. He took part in the action on 
Guadalcanal and elsewhere in the Solo- 
mon Islands in the summer of 1942. In 
November of 1942, he returned to the 
States on leave, after which he went back 
to the Pacific and took part in several 
other important campaigns. 

He was student fencing coach at the 
University at the time of his enlistment. 
He is a member of Delta Sigma Phi. 

Three Saum Brothers 
On Western Front 

'36, Theta Chi; CAPT. ROBERT WAR- 
FIELD SAUM, B.S. '41, Kappa Alpha, 
SAUM, B.S. '43, Kappa Alpha, all sons of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh II. Saum, Sr., East 
Rivcrdale, Md., are all serving on the 
Western Front. 

Hugh and Robert, who are with the 
Quartermaster Corps, have both been 
overseas for more than two years. Hugh 
served in North Africa and Iceland before 

Terp Football Star 
Captain of Marines 

Former Maryland athlete, CAPT. 
of Walnut Lane, Elkton, Md., is with the 
United States Marine Corps in the Pacific. 
Captain Crothers, who played lacrosse and 
football for the University in 1928 and 
1929, is well known to Maryland sports 

He was chosen to three All-American 
Lacrosse teams in 1929 and in 1928 and 
'29 was selected All-State football guard 
by the Sunpapers. In 1929 he was awarded 
the Maryland Ring as the outstanding 
athlete of the year. 

Interviewed at his desk in a staff section 
of the First Marine Division, Captain 
Crothers said, "Heck, those people don't 
want to hear about us has-beens. Why now 
I look about as much like an athlete as 
Mickey Mouse. Why don't you tell them 
that these youngsters out here are doing 
a swell job and deserve a lot of credit?" 

Crothers graduated from the University 
of Maryland with the Class of '29 and 
from Law School in '32. He practiced law 
in Elkton until his enlistment in the Ma- 
rine Corps in February, 1943. 

going to France. Robert has not yet met 
his two year-old son. James, who is with 
the Infantry, has been on the Western 
Front for several months. 



'41. Sigma Alpha Mu, Baltimore. Md.. 
was promoted to the grade of Staff Ser- 
geant at headquarters of the Weather 
Squadron Unit of Major-Genl. George E. 
Stratemeyer's Army Ait Forces in the India- 
Burma Theatre with which S Sgt. Bor- 
enstein is serving. 

FRED TIMMERMAN, '43, Agricul- 
ture, Emmittsburg, Md., received a bat- 
tlefield commission as second lieutenant in 
Germany, a late letter to Arthur Hamil- 
ton of the Agricultural Economics depart- 
ment relates. The letter was written from 
a rest camp in France. 

ROBERT B. STEELE, '42, Arts and 
Sciences, on December 31, 1944. was 
promoted from a first lieutenancy to the 
rank of captain. Captain Steele, whose 
home is at 236 Roberta Avenue, Colling- 
dale. Pa., is serving in the Pacific area. 

B.S. '42, 3100 Rueckert Ave., Baltimore, 
Md., serving on an LCI (L) from a naval 
base in the Marianas Islands, has been 
promoted to the rank of lieutenant (j.g.). 

JOSEPH V. MARINER, B.S. '43, as- 
signed to the Chicago Ordnance District 
shortly after his graduation from the Ord- 
nance Department's Officer Candidate 
School at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in 
May, 1943, has been lately made a captain. 

C.E. '36, Theta Chi, received his captaincy 
in the Medical Corps at the Army Air 
Forces Convalescent Hospital, Petersburg, 
Col., a short time ago. Captain Taylor is 
a Sanitary Inspector at the Army Air Forces 
Convalescent Hospital, where he reported 
in June, 1944. 

Vol. XVI 

No. 11 

April, 1945 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

The Alumni News 
Glenn W. Sample .... Editor 
Ekma Albertson - - - Asst. Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 

Careers Close 
For Early Grads 

I. W . SCOTT COCHRANE, retired 
lawyer, died .it the home of Ins daughter, 
Mrs. F. B. Powell, 20 High Street, Cam 
bridge, February 2(>. 

Mr. Cochrane, who graduated from the 
University of Maryland Law School, prac 
ticed law for forty years ;it Cumberland, 
Md., retiring to Ins farm near Cambridge 
.it the aye of 70. 

Ninety five years old at the time of his 
death, he was the oldest member of the 
Phi Kappa Sigma in the United States, 
the oldest graduate of Dickinson College, 
and also the oldest living lawyer in Mary- 
land. He was a well known and highly re- 
spected member of his profession in the 


recently at the Allegany Hospital, Cum 
berland, Md.. where he had been taken 
after suffering a heart attack. Dr. Bowen, 
who was 60 years of age, had been in ill 
health for the past three years but had 
continued his practice. 

A graduate of the University Medical 
School with the Class of 190". Dr. Bowen 
practiced in Garrett County 13 years. He 
later went to Baltimore and in 1922 es- 
tablished a practice in Cumberland. Ik- 
was a member of the faculty of Allegany 
Hospital, Allegany Garrett County Medi- 
cal Society, and of the Rush Medical So- 
ciety of Baltimore. 

Honor Roll 

fessor of Operative Eye Surgery at New 
York Medical College, died of a heart 
ailment at his home, 288 Highland Ave- 
nue, Orange City, N. J., on February IS. 
lie was 63 years of age. 

Dr. Paganclli received his M.D. from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of the 
University of Maryland in 1903. 

At the time of his death Dr. Paganclli 
was consulting eye surgeon at St. Clare's 
Hospital and at Downtown Hospital, both 
in New York; honorary assistant eye sur- 
geon of the New York Eye and Ear In- 
firmary; and eye surgeon at North Hudson 
Hospital. Weehawken. 

He wrote several medical and surgical 
textbooks and composed the University of 
Maryland March and some light ballads. 

J. COOKMAN BOYD, who studied law 
at the Univcrsitv of Mankind and was 
admitted to the bar in 18SS, died at his 
home at S Club Road, Roland Park. Bal- 
timore, Md., March 3. Mr. Boyd had been 
ill for some months and died as the result 
of a heart attack. 

SCI I \kl. V. SPRING1 R, B.S '41, 
Commerce, populai Hagerstown baseball 
star, wis killed in action in Germany, [an 
nil > 2s. \\ ii Dcpartmcnl officials have 

notified his parents, Mi and Mis llni\ 
('. Springer, S2S Chcstnul Si . [lagers 
town, Md. 

Springei starred on the Hagerstown High 
School .md Universitj of Maryland t< im 
durum his student days. In 1940 he re 
ceived the tropin for being the outstand 
nig senior In baseball. He also excelled at 

Inducted into the aimed tones in [942, 
he went overseas in November, 1944, 
where he served with the Seventh \i 
morcd Battalion. 

Alpha Gamma Rho, 2201 Elsinor We., 

Baltimore, was killed in action in France 
November 2S. according to a report from 
the War Department to his parents, lie 
had won the Purple Heart while in Italy 
and the Oak Leaf with two clusters while 
in France. 

Radarnian 2 c MORRIS SMEAD 
LOWMAN, USNR, '42 '41 Engineering, 

is reported by the Navy Department to 
have been killed while on duty in the Pa 
cific on "Pearl Harbor Day", December 
7, 1944. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. Morris 
S. Lownian, Sr., live at 305 Indian Spring 
Drive. Silver Spring, Md. 

At the time he entered the Navy in 
July. 194s, he was studying for a chem- 
ical engineering degree at the Univcrsitv 
of Maryland. He was active in sports in 
high school and in college. 


DO. son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nardo, 
3930 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore. Md.. 
former U. of Md. student, has been re 
ported killed in action on the Western 

Wounded —LIEUT. MILTON H. 
VANDENBERG, B.S. '43, Chemistry, 
of 201 Tyrone Rd., Baltimore, Md., was 

reported wounded in action in France, 
on Nov ember 21 when struck by a frag 
incut from a 20 mm. antiaircraft gun. 
Lieutenant Vandenberg, who served with 
General Patton's 3rd \riny in Europe, has 
since been home on 30-da) leave and is 
now at Moore General Hospital in North 


"Remembei that the situation is good 

as vvc have Strength to make it so. I would 
rather be a private here ami feel more in 
place, than I would feel with an) rank 
at home. What comes. I hive wished for. 
nor has much turned to be great!) dif 
ferent from what I expected from the fust. 
Remembei that people, especial!) ourselves. 
should not be too important, there .uc 
other things that must count more. I his 
should make it possible not to take OUI 
misfortunes too seriously. The real thing 
is the course — vvc knew when we went 
into this thing how it would go and 
thought it a good thing. Nothing should 
shake us from that, least wise our own 
small misfortunes." 

So wrote T 5 John B. \ oris, B.S. '32, 
Chemistry, son of Mi. and Mrs. Bruce 1 1 
Voris of Laurel. Md., from Germany, No 
vcinbcr 4. The letter was received bv his 
parents on December 4. 1944. but in the 
meantime John had fallen on the field of 
battle. The War Department notification 
said that he was killed in action in Gei 
man) . November 17. 

John's brother. I Wll S CAL\ l\ 
VORIS, B.S. '37, is also in the armed 
^civ ices, as is i sister. \\\ \ M \ i BE III. 
who spent two years at the Umvcisitv ot 

Maryland, 1937 1939. \ second sister, 
LUCi Kl \ VORIS, \ B '30, is working 

in Washington in the central office Im 
the Distm l ot Columbia s v liools. 

UEL REID, B.S '41. Animal Husbandry, 
of Cumberland, Md., is in a hospital in 

Paris convalescing from a wound received 
while in action in France, s.ivs a late letter 
to his father. Lieutenant Rcid was serving 
with an infantr) outfit ol the 7th \imv 
when he was injured. 

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May 114s- 

Campus Footlight Star 

Makes Cinema Debut 

BILL JOHNSON. '36. and Laraine Day in a scene from MGM's new picture, 
"Keep Your Powder Dry." 

Maryland's own BILL JOHNSON, En- 
gineering, '36, recently made his cinema 
debut in Hollywood in MGM's currently 
popular picture, "Keep Your Powder Dry," 
which stars Lana Turner, Susan Peters, 
and Laraine Day. 

Bill got his degree in Engineering but 
soon deserted his intended profession to 
become vocalist with Bert Block's Or- 
chestra. Later, when the orchestra dis- 
banded. Bill was featured with Dinah 
Shore on a weekly network program for 
NBC. It was at this time that he made his 
debut on Broadway in the musical "Two 
for the Show," which was followed by 
"All in Fun,", "Banjo Eyes," and "Some- 
thing for the Boys." Bill was spotted by 
the movie scouts and taken off to Holly- 

Bill, nicknamed "Bing" by his class- 
mates, confined most of his extra-curric- 
ular activities to music and dramatics. He 
did find time, however, to take part in 
varsity lacrosse and in the intcrfraternitv 
football and basketball leagues. His basic 
dramatic training he received in the Foot- 
light Club under the guidance of the late 
Dr. Charles B. Hale. He was featured in 
numerous dramatic presentations, includ- 
ing "Journey's End" and "The Tav- 
ern.'' His first campus show was a mu- 
sical — the Kappa Delta Revue of 1934. 

Besides being soloist for the Men's Glee 
Club, he sang several leads for the Opera 
Club. He served on the Student Congress 
and was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma, 
social fraternity, and Alpha Psi Omega, 
honorarv dramatic fraternity. 


rn . . . 

\ daughter. Betsy, was born December 
26. 1944. to the 'former MARGARET 
COOK, '31, Home Economics, now wife 
of Lieut. Conulr. John T. French, who is in 
the Pacific. 

\ daughter, Susan Virginia, born De- 
cember 31. 1<)44. to former RUTH J. 
RAMSDELL, '42, Delta Delta Delta, now 
Mrs. James Bladen. 

PC )RTE report the birth of a son. Decern 
be- 27, 1944. 

Terp Boxer Wounded 

2o2s Tulip Ave.. Lansdowne, Md.. rated 
the greatest boxer ever developed at the 
University of Maryland, was wounded by 
shrapnel in the action m Belgium and is 
now in a hospital m England. 

Nedoniatsky, a favorite of boxing fans 
at the University, won the Southern Con- 
ference Championship in the 135 and 
145-pound classes three years in a row. 


As this issue is about to go' 
word has been received from 
ident of the Alumni Associatior 
M. Watkins, that a committee has 
been appointed to prepare plans for 
an Alumni Reunion to be held in 
June. Further announcement will be 
made in the next issue. 

Alumni Mailbag 

ARC Clubmobilc Group II. APO 340. 
c o PM. New York. N. Y. — Just re- 
ceived my February issue of the Alumni 
News (mail travels slowly over here) and 
thought of some items I might be able t.i 
acid to your news about alumni around the 

First of all. I was married on Jan. 16. 
1943. to John R. Wilhelm, U. S. Army 
war correspondent for the Chicago Sim. 
I'm serving here with an American Red 
Cross clubmobilc unit, having been over 
seas more than a year. We were married in 
Maastcricht, Holland, first American con 
pic to be married in Holland since the war. 
1 was a member of the Class of '39, and a 
Tri-Delta. Johnny's a University of Min- 
nesota graduate. 

To continue with my family, my broth 
'42, a Sigma Chi, who is with the Armv 
Air Corps Materiel Command, has re- 
turned from a winter of special work in 
Alaska. He and his wife, the former DOR- 
OTHY McCALLISTER, '44, also a Tri 
Delt, have gone back to Dayton, Ohio. 
where he is stationed at Wright Field. 

I've run into a number of Marvlanders 
over here. LIEUT. SAM STEDMAN. 
Class of '39, is in France with an MP 
unit. PETE SNYDER, '37'40, is with 
the Transportation Corps over here, and 
was recently promoted to the rank of cap- 
tain, the grapevine tells me. MAJ. JOHN 
WOLFE, '38, a Phi Delta Theta, has 
been with General George S. Patton's 
headquarters. When last seen LIEUT- 
COL. ED FLETCHER, '37, having been 
in France, had returned to London to 
serve as an instructor in the American Dis- 
armament School. I saw LIEUT. STAN 
LEY KUMMER. '39, on a muddy road 
near the front one day as his infantry reg- 
iment was starting another push. 

\s I run across other ex Man landers. 
I'll try to drop a card. Incidentally, the 
University of Man land made Stms and 
Stripes' European edition the other day 
with its new Americanism studies, and also 
with Glenn L. Martin's contribution for 
aeronautical studies. It's quite a thrill to 
sec your alma mater in print over here. 

Class '08 Reports 

Much interest lias been evinced lately 
bv alumni in news of members of theii 
own classes. Recently Reuben Brig 
ham, secretary-treasurer of the Class of 
'08, Assistant Director of the United 
States Extension Service, sent us .1 
roster of the Class of 1908. This rostei 
was submitted to the members of the 
class with the request that any change 
m address be sent to the secretary 
treasurer. We would also like to know 
if there have been any changes so that 
the alumni records can be brought up 
to date. 

<;, <;. BECKER, Bureau of Entomology ami 
Plant Quarantine, 209 River St.. Ho 
boken, N. J. 

REUBEN BRIGHAM, Ash ton, Md. (Sec. 

I.. B. BROUGHTON (deceased). 

H. ('. BYRD. College Park, Md. 

B. K. COOPER, Worton, Md. 
<;. C. DAY (deceased), 

J. \Y. FIROR, 749 Cobb St.. Athens, Ga. 

DARLING), 14J5 N. Columbus Ave., 

Glendale, Calif. 
II. B. HOSHALL, College Park, Md. 
U. W. LONG, Selbyville, Del. (YiccPres.). 
3, M. LOWERY, 1318 Lakeside Ave., Bal 

timore, Md. 
T. B. MACKALL, Mackall, Md. 
E. 1. OSWALD, College Park, Md. 
E. M. PARADIS, 917 Park Ave., Albany. 

X. Y. 
E. M. PLUMACHER (address not known). 
M. C. PLUMACHER (address not known). 
\V. C. REEDER (deceased). 
R. H. RUFFNER, North Carolina State 

College, Raleigh, N. C. 
I". E. RUMIG (deceased). 
J, P. SHAMBERGER (deceased). 
R. L SILVESTER, 3140 Klingle Road. 

N.W., Washington, D. C. 

C. SOLARI REVOEDO, Oroya, Peru. 

J. W. SANFORD, Warden, Federal Prison, 

Atlanta, Ga. 
\V. A. S. SOMERVILLE, Box 115, Cum 

berland, Md. (President). 
H. W. STINSON (deceased). 
C, W. SYLVESTER, 2811 Mt. Holly St., 

Baltimore, Md. 
W. H. THOMAS, Warrenton, Va. 
N. L. WARREN, 1110 Eleanor St., Knox 

ville, Term. 
C. A. WARTHEN, 3219 17th St., N.E.. 

Washington, D. C. 
R. A. WILSON, 1801 North Queens Rd„ 

Colonial Village, Arlington, Va. 

(Like lists from other classes would 
be welcomed.) 

University Regent 
Made Bank President 

HARRY H. NUTTLE of Denton, Md., 
Regent of the University of Maryland, 
was elected president of the Peoples Bank 
of Denton. March 20, to succeed the late 
Henry Clay Hobbs. Mr. Nuttle has been 
vice-president for some time. 

Mr. Nuttle is an official of the Ameri 
can Farm Bureau, of Choptank Electric 
Cooperative, and of Southern States Co- 

Finds Hitler's 
Treasure Horde 

bust American to descend into the s.tlt 
mme where the entire gold reserve of Hit 
lcr's German Reich is believed to be 
buried, was University of Maryland • 
uate I I! i I COl WILLI \M RUS 
Ml L, (lis-, ot '29, Mechanical Engi 
neering, now .1 Militarj Government off 

Colonel Russell received tin- lust hint 
of the hidden gold from a woman in .1 
nearby village, Mtci attaining more defi 
nite information, he {ought out Wernei 
Viek, Reichsbank adviser. Vielc took Rus 
sell into the mine and showed him 645, 
000,000 reichsmarks in papei mone) 
stacked near the t""t of tin 1 elevatoi shaft, 

and the locked steel dooi behind which 

the gold bullion was kept. 

A platoon from .111 American engineer 
battalion under Russell's direction drilled 
a hole in the brick wall, and with a charge 
of T. X. T. cracked the' Rcichsbank safe. 
Besides the hoard of gold, the mine con- 
tains many great ait treasures. 

Colonel Russell was ;i 2nd lieutenant in 
the Infantry in the R. (). T. C. while at 
Maryland, and was a member of Kappa 
\lpha. Before the war he was an engineer 
with the Navy Department. His family 
lives at Chevy Chase. Md. 

Rehabilitates Natives 
On Pacific Islands 

Assistant Deputy Military Government 
Officer of the Marianas Islands, LIEUT. - 
N. R., '24, M.S. '32. Engineering, in a 
recent letter to Dean S. S. Steinberg of 
the Engineering College, gives an inter- 
esting account of the problems faced in 
rehousing and rehabilitating the civilian 
groups on the islands. He says in part: 

"Our day begins here at 0530 and mine 
seldom ends until bedtime. . . . 

"Our civilians arc all in protective cus 
tody and are cared for entirely by Mili- 
tary Government. During the invasion all 
• he existing industry — largely sugar cane 
growing, sugar mill, saki and whiskey dis- 
tillery — all agriculture, and existing towns 
were completely demolished. Likewise c\ 
istmg governmental institutions disap 
pea red. . . . 

"They are housed in separate camps, 
segregated by ethnic groups — Japanese, 
Korean, and Chamorro. . . . 

"Most of their food is captured Jap 
military stores, supplemented by fish and 
produce from our Militarj Government 
farm, worked by Japanese. They live, by and 
large, as well, if not a bit better, than 
under normal Jap rule. Feeding is conmiu 
nal. . . . 


LIEUT. ll\R()I I) P Kl Mini D 
U. S. N. R.. '42, Agriculture, left tin 
States December, 1944. stationed foi 
a time at Pearl Harbor, later served as Auli 
to Admiral Connely aboard the U s S 
Calvert, .md at present is Fighter Director 
Officci of the San Diego with the third 
fleet in the Pacific. 

I hat Ins stav on the .S'.ui Diego been 
.1 busy one is testified to bv .111 account of 
the ship's engagements for the past si\ 
months which Navv officials prepared for 
the personnel, a copy of which Lieutenant 
Klahold has sent his mother. According to 
this account the San Diego was a part of 
the first task force to strike at Rabaul. the 
Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands. Truk, 
the Philippines, and several later stukcs 
against Japanese strongholds. Peleliu. An 
LMiir. Mindanao. Manila. and I 
arc other actions in which the ship took 
.1 part. 

The lieutenant's mother lives at College 
Park, and his wife, formerly Alva 
llolhs. lives .it Preston. Md.. with a 
daughter, Betty Ann. one year, whom the 
father has never seen. 

"Have a Japanese police ostein inside 
the Jap camp that maintains internal law 
and order. . . ." 

Commander Neumann says his youngest 
son is about tc become a second lieutenant 
of the Air Corps and that his oldest son 
nist joined the service He mentions having 
seen JERRY (MASS. 24. of Hyattsville, 
on lus way to the South Pacific. SI \\ 
and /I HI (CA1 IB I BAI1 I Y, 73, 
are all in the South Pacifi( s.i\s Neumann, 
but he has not seen any of them COI 
JACK McQUADE, '24. of the Marines. 
however, he seen several times 

Maryland Graduates Active on Every Front 

B.S. '43, Commerce, on completion of 
officer training course in the Quartermaster 
School at Camp Lcc, Va., was commis 
sioned a first lieutenant. Previously Lieu 
tenant Glasgow had served in Brazil, 
Africa, and Ascension Island. The lieuten- 
ant is one of ten brothers. si\ of whom are 
serving with the Armed Forces in various 
parts of the world. 

Agriculture. Alpha Lambda Tan, Lonacon- 
ing. Md.. has been stationed in England 
since June. 1944. His present address is 
G2 (E.D.S.) Section, Supreme Head- 
quarters, A.E.F., APO 413, c/o PM, New 

I horticulture, Alpha Gamma Rho, of New- 
port, Pa., is now with the 94th Infantry 
Division which is seeing action in Ger- 
many. Sergeant Shciblcy has been in the 
Army since October, 1941. and since Au- 
gust of last year has been in Europe. His 
address now is G-3 Section Hq., 94th Inf. 
Division, APO 94, c/o PM, New York. 

A letter from Mrs. Tracy C. Coleman, 
formerly VIRGINIA IJAMS, '35, Kap 
pa Kappa Gamma, informs us that her 
husband is now a lieutenant colonel in 
command of an Engineer Aviation Bat 
talion in the Marianas. LIEUT.-COL. 
TRACY C. COLEMAN is a member 
of the Class of '35, Engineers. Mrs. Cole- 
man, a daughter, Anne, aged four, and 
Tracy, Jr., who is just seven months old 
and has never seen his father, live at 3201 
Carlisle Ave., Baltimore 16, Md. Mrs. 
Goleman says, "It would be nice to hear 
more about the Class of '35." We agree, 
and hope some of you will take your cue 
from her and let us know where you are 
and what you are doing. 

Engineering, has been stationed at Eglin 
Field in Florida since May, 1943. His wife, 
former BETTY FIKE, '43, Home Eco 
nomics. Gamma Phi Beta, is with her bus 
band at Shalmar, Florida. 

Engineering, Sigma Phi Sigma, Washing 
ton, D. C, recently left for duty in the 
Pacific. Mrs. Goleman, the former TILLIE 
BOOSE, B.S. '39, Home Economics, Al- 
pha Omicron Pi, and son 'Tommy, will re 
turn to Chevy Chase, Md., and make their 
home with Mrs. Coleman's mother for 
the time being. 

'43, Civil Engineering, Kappa Alpha, Bal- 
timore, Md.. now stationed somewhere in 
France, wrote hi', wife, the former ANN 
SPEAKE, '40 '43, Alpha Omicron Pi, 

Commerce, Phi Delta Theta. was re- 
cently home on a 30-day furlough after 
being away from home for three and 
one-half years, three years of which 
were spent in the South Pacific. Sergeant 
Furst's father, Walter A.. Sr., was grad- 
uated from the University of Maryland 
in 1912, School of Engineering, and now 
lives at 115 Main Entrance Dr.. Mt. 
Lebanon. Pittsburgh 16. Pa. 

Luray, Va., that he had met JAY SAUM, 
'43, Kappa Alpha, "over there." 

Engineering, Greensboro, N. C, Sigma 
Nil, is also somewhere in France, and his 
wife, the former MARIAN BECK, B.S. 
'43, Home Economics, Alpha Omicron 
Pi, is making her home with her parents 
in Washington, D. G. 

'41, Mechanical Engineering, Keyser, W. 
Va., Alpha Tau Omega, is stationed at 
Mitchell Field in New York. 

CHARLES HARRY, B.S. '43, recently 
promoted to rank of first lieutenant, and 
his wife, the former DORIS HAMP- 
SHIRE. B.S. '42, Towson, Md., arc 
making their home at 904 Brown Ave., 
Golumbia, Ga. 

'40, Baltimore, 'Theta Chi, received light 
wounds during action in the Philippines, 
according to word received by his wife, 
former EARLA MARSHALL, B.S. '41, 
Home Ec, Alpha Omicron Pi, of Hy- 
attsville, Md. 

'34, Entomology, son of T. II. White, 
College Park, Md., was wounded in action 
on Leyte on Christmas Day but was back 
in service in a few days. Dick, who is in 
the infantry, was in the Guam campaign 
before going into Leyte. He has been 

awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze 


B.S. '31, M.A. '32, Engineering, Phi 
Kappa Phi, Germantown, Md., is serving 
with <i detachment in the South Pacific. 

Ph.D. '41, Chemistry, 454 Randolph St.. 
NAY., Washington, D. C, is serving as 
Chemical Officer attached to an Air De- 
pot Group somewhere in Ind<a. 

'42. A. N. C, Nurses School, is in France 
with the 58th General Hospital, APO 350, 
c/oPM, New York. 

STRONG. '43. Engineering, Sigma Chi, 
Wood Acres. Md., has been home on a 
short leave after 14 months in the South 

GEORGE LEWIS, '43, Engineering, 
Chevy Chase, Md., HOWARD F. EM- 
RICH, JR., '43. Engineering, Delta Sigma 
Phi, Baltimore, Md., and TOLBERT II. 
KONIGSBERG, '43, Engineering, Tau 
Epsilon Phi, Washington, D. C, are all 
lieutenants (j.g.) in the Naval Air Corps 
and are all stationed in the same camp on 
Guam in the South Pacific. 

U. S. N. R., who has been attached to the 
Navy's Air Group 1 1 based on a big air 
craft carrier in the Pacific, has returned 
from a tour of combat duty. The lieutcn 
ant was connected with the torpedo squad 
ron of the Air Group and served as Air 
Combat Intelligence Officer. 

Lieutenant Meyer's parents. Mr. and 
Mrs. Benjamin S. Meyer, live in Baltimore, 
as docs his wife. He is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland Law School. 

Mechanical Engineering, Havre de Grace, 
Md., is with the U. S. Navy and is com- 
manding officer of U. S. S. LST 810, as 
signed to the Pacific area. 

LIN, B.S. '39, Delta Delta Delta, daugh 
tcr of Mrs. Irene A. Bohlin of 1717 Co 
luinbia Rd., N.W., Washington, D. C, 
was transferred recently to San Diego, Calif. 


'41, Horticulture, is with the Engineering 
Water Supply Co., Germany, with the 9th 
Army. His wife, the former EDITH 
LONG BRECHBILL. B.S. '36, M.S. '40, 
Education, lives at College Park. Md. 

B.S. '38, Botany, Sigma Phi Sigma, on 
Feb. 6 entered U. S. Naval Training Sta 
tion, Bainbridge, Md., for training. 

Cited for Bravery 

|R., A.B. '40, staff officer m a B-24 Lib- 
erator wing of the 15th AAF, was iccciitlv 
awarded the \ir Medal foi "meritorious 
achievement in sustained activity 

against the enemy." 

The majoi was injured by flak ovei Pi 
ombino, Italy, last summer and awarded 
the Purple Heart. The wound did not 
prove serious, however, and he was hack 
on duty several days later. 

Other decorations he has received in 
elude the African-European Middle East 
theater ribbon with three battle stars, the 
Distinguished Unit Badge with two Oak 
Leaf Clusters, and the American Defense 

As an undergraduate at the University, 
he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa 
and Helta Sigma Phi fraternities and won 
a varsity letter in track. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. II. McManus, Sr., 
the major's parents, live on Glendale Rd., 
Berwyn, Md. 

U.S. '33, Thcta Chi. Cambridge, Md., 
now Navigation Officer of ARL 36, re 
ceived a commendation lately for out- 
standing duty as Executive Officer of LST 
24s in the Pacific. 

His citation reads in part: "For excellent 
service in the line of his profession as Ex- 
ecutive Officer of a United States ship 
during the Tarawa. Kvvajalein, Guam, 
and Palau operations during 1943 and 

Meritorious service in connection with 
military operations against the enemy has 
won a Bronze Star Medal for LIEUT. 
Engineering, Theta Chi, 3rd U.S.A. West- 
ern Front Headquarters have announced. 


lieutenant Colonel Home, son of Mi 
and Mrs. William B, Home, Somerset, 
Md., was a ■ i v 1 1 engincei before entering 
tin servia md is now serving overseas 
with the 1306th Engineei General Servia 
Regiment, lbs wife and daughter, Shirlej 
\iinc, 3 1 ;. hvc .it s414 Harwood Rd . 
Bethesda, Md, 

Recent r« ipicnt of the- \u Medal and 
Distinguished Frying Cmss foi Ins missions 
ovei the "hump," LIEUT, PHILIP I 
kl'RZ. '42. Mechanical Engineering, Sm 
ma N'n, flight engineei on a B 2') Supei 
fortress, has been based in India the past 

A brother, SOT. ) WHS () KURZ, 
who attended the School of Engineering of 
the Universit) of Maryland in 1942-43, 
received the Purple Heart last September 
foi wounds incurred in action in Ger- 
man) where he is serving with 508th Pat 
achiitc Regiment. He returned to active 
duty in December. 

The Kur/' home address is 213 Willow 
\vc. Takoma Park. Md. 

C \N. A.B. '26, Sigma Nil, won the Navy's 
Legion of Merit for his outstanding work 
during the battle of Tinian, one of the 
Marianas Islands, last July. 

Colonel Lanigan is a veteran of cam 
paigns in Nicaragua and China and in ad- 
dition to the Legion of Merit, holds the 
Purple Heart for wounds received on 
Saipan; the China Service ribbon; Nic 
araguan Ribbon; Asiatic Pacific Ribbon; 
American Defense Ribbon; and the Pres- 
idential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star. 

His wife, Ann, and bis sons, John Den- 
nis, Michael Anthony, and Patrick Tim 
othy, live at 658 Mandalay, Clearwater, 

Commerce, Middletown, Md., holds the 
Bronze Star Medal as award for distm 
guished service on the European battle 

Liberator Crew Bails 
Out Over Yugoslavia 

Promoted . 

receives from his group commander the 
Air Medal for "... meritorious achieve- 
ment" in aerial flight. Floyd, a native of 
Baltimore, Md., was a student of Chem- 
ical Engineering at the University of 
Maryland before he entered the Air 
Corps. He is now navigator aboard an 
AAF B-17 Flying Fortress of the 15th 
Air Force. 

DAVID M. SNYDER, B.S. '43, Sigma 
Alpha Mu, was raised from a second to a 
first lieutenant a short time ago. Lieuten 
ant Snyder, whose home is at 2128 Mt. 
Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md., is now 
with the Fifth Army in Italy as a mortar 
section commander in an infantry regiment. 

EUGENE L. KRESSIN. A.B. '35, of 
Washington, D. C, was recently promoted 
to a lieutenancy in the United States Navy. 
While he is overseas, his wife is making 
hei home with her family at 7702 12th 
St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 

WARREN L, BAILEY, a graduate of 
the University of Maryland Law School, 
was raised from sergeant to staff sergeant 

'43. Engineering. Liberator co-pilot in 
the 15th Air Force, has returned i 
base in Italy, after having been forced 
to parachute from his plane over Yugo- 
slavia in a recent bombing mission 

The crew of the Liberator bailed out 
as they flew over a large valley near 
Vienna after flak had damaged their 
plane to a point where il was beyond 
control. The entire crew was unhurt and 
were taken by natives to a small town 
for shelter. They were fed soup and 
bread. Four days later, having been re- 
moved to another camp, they re© 
their first solid food. 

De Lawder left the University lo en 
in April. 1942. and received his commis- 
sion in February, 1944. He has been over- 
seas since June and holds the Air Medal 
with clusters. 

at Third Service Command Headquarters 
where he is assigned to duty at the armed 
forces induction station. Fifth Regiment 

\rinorv. His home is at 859 Parle \vc. 

'41. Alpha Helta sorority, now serving 
overseas with the Women's Army Corps, 
has been promoted to a first lieutenancy, 
lieutenant Cilleland entered the Annv 
in 1942 and has been overseas nearly two 
months. Her assignment is that of As- 
sistant Air Priority Officer at Headquarters 
of the Africa-Middle East Theater 
(AMET), which extends over an area 
neater than that of the continental United 
States. Lieutenant Cilleland formerly lived 
at Chevy Chase. Md.. but her home is now 
at Kirkvvood. Mo 

LEON R. YOURTEE, JR., '39, Engi 
neering, who since l (, 4t> his been in Pan 
•una as chief of the maintenance branch, 
operations section of the Department En 
gineers, has just been made a major. Ma 
Mil i our tec is the SOU of the late Icon 

R Yourtee, Hagerstown attorney, and be 
fore beginning active \rmv dutj in 1942 
was an engineei at Brownsville His wife, 
Claudia, and two sons. I eon ami Michael, 
are with the majoi in the C.\n.\\ /one. 

Portrait of Late Dr. Frank G. Bomberger 
Presented to University 

Class Notes 


A luncheon held at the University of Maryland March 26, in honor of the memory 
of the late Dr. Frank G. Bomberger. for many years a member of the University 
staff, was the occasion for the presentation of a painted portrait of Dr. Bomberger to 
the educational institution, from which he had graduated in 1894. Shown here viewing 
the portrait are. left to right: Dr. H. C. Byrd. president of the University of Mary- 
land; Mrs. Bomberger of College Park, widow; J. M. Swartz and J. W. Stevens, 
both of Baltimore, donors of the gift to the University. 

Experiment Station 
Director Appointed 

Dr. W. B. Kemp has been appointed 
director of the Maryland Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station by the Board of Regents 
of the University of Maryland, Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, president, has announced. Dr. Kemp 
has served as acting director of the research 
center since 1943. 

A native of Baltimore County, Dr. Kemp 
was graduated from the Franklin High 
School at Reisterstown. He earned his 
bachelor of science degree at the Mary 
land Agricultural College and his doctor 
ate at American University. He taught 
school a year each at Frederick and Mid 
dletown High Schools and from 1913 to 
1916 was an agronomist at the University 
of West Virginia. From 1917 to 1921, he 
was principal of the Sparks High School. 

He joined the University of Maryland 
staff in 1921, specializing in genetics, sta- 
tistics, and plant breeding. From 1929 to 
1940, he served as head of the genetics and 
statistics department and from 1932 to 
1937 as assistant dean of the College of 
Agriculture. In 1940, he was appointed 
head of the agronomy department, a po- 
sition he still holds. 

Degrees Conferred 

Degrees were conferred by Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, President of the University, upon 
48 graduates, including two who received 
Doctor of Philosophy and four who re- 
ceived Masters Degrees, at commencement 
exercises held March 26, at the close of 
the winter quarter. 

The principal address was given by Wen- 
dell E. Dunn, principal of the Forest Park 
High School at Baltimore. Invocation and 
benediction were said by Rev. Nathaniel 
C. Acton, rector of the St. Andrews 
Church, College Park. 

Doctor of Philosophy degrees were re- 
ceived by Albert McLean Mattocks, 
Crcensboro, N. C; and Arthur Howard 
Thompson, Duluth, Minn. 

Master of Science degree was received 
by Sylvia Perstein, 1429 Saratoga Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Master of Education degrees were re 
ceived by Margaret Mary Collins, 107 
Floral St., N.W., Washington, D. C; 
Lcuis Archer Dickson. Berwyn; and Leslie 
C. Hodges, Warsaw, Va. 

ROY S. EYRE, '18, as Construction 
Kngmeer for the Public Buildings Admin- 
istration, Federal Works Agency, is su- 
pervising the construction of dormitories 
and other facilities for the U. S. Cadet 
Nurses at Adelphi College, Garden City, 
N. Y. His Garden City address is 1 1 1 Sev- 
enth Street. 

R. K. REMSBURG, B.S., '30, Educa 
Hon, of Middletown, Md., having been 
given an honorable discharge from the 
Army, is teaching Vocational Agriculture 
at Thurmont and Emmitsburg High 
Schools. He is also coordinator of the Food 
Production War Training Program for 
Frederick County. 

'31, Education, is principal of the Hamp 
stead High School at Hampstead, Md., 
Ins home town. 

Agriculture. Chevy Chase, Md., is now 
with the Cooperative Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station in 'lingo Maria, Peru. His 
mailing address is Estacion Experimental 
Agricola, Dc Tingo Maria, Peru, S. A., via 
Lima, Peru. 

Mrs. John C. Lang, formerly HELEN 
M. BRADLFY, A.B. '34, as president of 
the Washington Alumnae Association of 
Mortar Board, senior women's honorary 
sorority, presided at breakfast held recently 
at the Broadmoor Hotel, Washington. 
Mrs. Lang is a member of Alpha Lambda 
Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Delta. 
She was a member of the championship 
women's intercollegiate rifle team at the 

Botany. Arlington, Va., is with the Foreign 
Agricultural Relations Division of United 
States Department of Agriculture in Costa 
Rica and the Dominican Republic doing 
work on rubber. 

RUTH WALTON, B.S. '43, Alpha 
Omicron Pi, daughter of G. P. Walton, 
6318 33rd St.. N.W., Washington. D. C, 
lias completed training as an airline hos 
tess for American Airlines and is now 
based at Memphis. Tenn. Her run is be- 
tween Memphis and El Paso and Memphis 
and New York. 

HELEN SHERRY, a graduate of the 
University of Man-land Law School, now 
a noted Baltimore lawyer and a police 
magistrate of that city, has a number of 
firsts to her credit. 

She was the first woman attorney ap- 
pointed to defend a woman in a murder 
trial and win an acquittal; she was the first 
woman lawyer to appear before the Mary- 
land Appellate Court; she was also the 
first woman lawyer to go abroad to handle 
an estate case. 

DO NOT r.i hP.Ill ATF 

Reported Missing 

LIEUT. (j.g.) ROBER1 \\ SEARLS, 

B.S. '4_, \k«.li. mil ;il Engineering, Kappa 
\lplu. of 801 Belgian We., Baltimore, 
\I(L reported missing while serving <m n 

PVT. [OIIN II Bl Wl IT, '44, \% 
riculture, \lpha Gamma Rho, son ol I ( 
Bennett, of York, Pa., missing in Gei 
mam . 

PFC. W WREN SMI I II. '43, Vgri 
culture, Alpha Gamma Rho, Woodsboro 
Md.. missing in Germany, where Ik was 
serving with the 424th Infantry. 

JR.. '43, Engineering, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. \\ illis Harold Young, 4710 Sheridan 
St.. Riverdale, Md., reported lost in action 
in Germain [anuan 13. However, word 
from the fiver's squadron commander to 
the effect that liis plane was under control 
when last seen aftei dropping out of foi 
matioii. gives hope that he is safe. 

Wounded . . . 

M. C. R.. '37, wounded on two lima. Feb 
man 24. is hospitalized somewhere in the 
Pacific. Sent overseas in January, 1 ( H4. 
Captain Zulick fought with the 4th Marine 
Division on the Marshall Islands. Saipan. 
I'inian, and Iwo. 

The captain is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Martin Zulick, Houtzdale, Pa., and before 
going into the Army was employed with 
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, His 
wife, the former LESLIE ENGLISH, '35 
'36, lives in Salisbury, Md.. with her two 

Serious wounds received in Belgium on 
Christmas Day has caused LIEUT. ROi 
SKIPTON, B.S. '42. a paratrooper in the 
Eighty-second Airborne Division to be 
brought to the Valley Forge, Pa., general 
hospital for treatment. 

Skipton made the landings in Nijmegan, 
Holland, with the F.ightv second last Sep 
tember. He wears the Presidential Cita 
tion ribbon with cluster and the Purple 
I leart with cluster. 

His father is Major Roj E. Skipton ol 
tl.e Pacific \riny Air Force Intelligence. 
His mother lives at 3103 Shepherd Si.. 
Mt. Rainier, Md. 

B.S. '4=?. Commerce, Pin Alpha, son of Ja- 
cob Goldenzweig, of 453 Tennessee Ave.. 
N.F... Washington, D. C, was shot through 
the shoulder during action in Gerrnanv 
February 14. Lieutenant Goldenzweig en 
leiecl the service in July, 1943, and went 
overseas nine months ago. 

Honor Roll 

C \PI \\ \l P. (Ol I . III. 10, son 
ol Judge W illiam P. Cole. Ji . ol th< 
United St it< s Customs Court and i h 
man nt the Board ol Regents ol th< Uni 
versit) ol Maryland, was killed in Kranci 
lasl September, lie died in combat in tin 
Moselle Rivei sectoi when his fathci 
served with the 79th Division in World 
W.ii I 

( iptain cole. .■ graduate ol ihc I ime i 
sit \ ol Mini. md Law School, entered the 

\'inv as a private m the 29th Division 

He received a commission as second lieu 
tenant in P>41 and went overseas in June, 
1°<44. with an armored infantry battalion ol 
the Third Armj . 

rhrec elavs before he wax killed, the 
e iptain w is awarded the Bronze St.u 
Medal. Citations foi Ins sou have been 

received b) Judge Cole from tin Pi 
dent and the Secretary of War, and the 
Purple Heart, awarded posthumously, was 
also scut to the father. 

'42, son of Mi. and Mrs. Lewis Mackenzie. 
8416 Manchester Rd., Silver Spring, Md., 
has been reported killed in the action in 
northern Italy, Lehman 21. He was vice 
president of the Student Government while 
at Maryland and in 1 ( )42 was listed in the 
\\ bo's \\ ho in American Universities. 
Besides his parents, he is survived bv his 
wife, the formei JANE OVERHOLZER, 

'41 '42. and his 22 month old twins. Law 
icncc. Jr., and Carol Ann. 


ginccring. Delta Sigma Phi, was killed in 
action in Northeastern France on Octobei 
2. PH4. He was originallj reported miss 
in» as of that date but a later report re 
lated that lie was killed in action in ground 
combat as his unit advanced against the 

Kenneth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George 
E. loss, Sr.. live at Relay, Md. He was u 
nicnibci of Delta Sigma Phi fratcrnitv. 

M \\. '41 '44 son of Mr. and Mrs. hied 
i iiiiinciiiiaii. Si.. Emmitsburg, Mel. was 
reported killed in Prance Lehman 26. 
Lieutenant Timmerman had been in the 
service little more than a year ami had 
been overseas tor si\ months. He was 
a high honor student at the University 
and was a mcmbei ol \lph i Gamma Rho, 


DR I I'llRIWI M Us BR] \ \K1V 


S'orth M Street, I I 

Hu v ml had been retired ftoi 

ibotll i> >t ill health 

I olio 

Dr. B I served i iuh 

\ilie ii H. W i ' mi with the North 

Una Vol mi I I I 

W orld \\ ar, he s t rveel on tin Iraft 


I l( pi i ticcd meihe me h>l a tin 

( Ii irlott< . N ( md foi a tune in I alia 
hassee, I Ii . where he was bom, April 1". 
Is"], lie was a grandson "t K k Call, 
tw lee territorial govemoi ol I lorida 1 I 

the state w is admitted to the I Inion 


ROI . who since his graduation from the 
University ol M inland Medical School 
el medicine in Charles County un- 
til a tew weeks ago, died at his home m 

Waldorl on March 8. 

Dr, Monroe was a member of the \mu 
ican Medit il Association, the Medical and 
Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Man 
land and the Charles County Medical So 
ciety, and was foi man; years Health Offi 
cei of Ins county - . He was Vice-President 
and Director of the Southern Maryland 
National Bank of La Plata. 

Vol Wl 

No. i: 

May, 194=5 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

lo/i tided in 1892 


R, M. Watkins, '2$, College Park 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, IS, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W . Cobey, 30, College Park 


The Alumni News 

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by tile University of Maryland Alumni As- 
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elass matter under the Act of Congress. 
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